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Python — This flexible language is the foundation of everything from data munging to web scraping to machine learning. You'll also learn about its key data library Pandas, the modeling and machine learning libraries statsmodels and scikit-learn, and how to do data visualizations with seaborn.
Web Scraping and APIs — Next time you run across a site with data you'd like to analyze you'll know how to grab data via its public API if it's available, or build a web scraper to get it yourself if it's not.
Machine Learning and Statistics — You'll learn the difference between a regression and a random forest, and will know when and how to build both.
Databases and SQL — Build your own database — whether it's for player statistics, to keep track of opponent tenancies, etc — and use SQL to get data in and out of it.
All in the context of basketball and designed so you can learn how to apply them to your own questions and do your own analysis.
Hi! My name is Nate and I'm a self-taught programmer and data scientist based in Milwaukee, WI.
A few years ago, I didn't know anything about Python, SQL, machine learning, web scraping or any of the other topics covered here.
So, I taught myself. It took a few years and I ran into a lot of dead ends along the way, but ultimately I figured it out. In this book, I distill everything I've learned to provide a step-by-step guide to doing basketball analytics and get you up and running as quickly as possible.
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