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Kaggle is the most popular platform for predictive modelling and analytics competitions. Explore Kaggle's The State of Data Science 2017 interactive survey to learn about what's happening at the cutting edge of data science and how new data scientists can best break into the field.


Top Insights

  • Data Scientist average salary (1-2 years experience) - $100K
  • Highest level of formal education - 44% Master's, 32% PhD, 20% Bachelors
  • 5 most-used data science methods in industry - Logistic Regression, Decision Trees, Random Forests, Neural Networks and Bayesian Techniques


Kaggle's 15 Favorite Data Science Resources - Collection of tutorials, newsletters, podcasts, and experts.


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