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Statistics for Big Data For Dummies

The fast and easy way to make sense of statistics for big data
Does the subject of data analysis make you dizzy? You’ve come to the right place! Statistics For Big Data For Dummies breaks this often-overwhelming subject down into easily digestible parts, offering new and aspiring data analysts the foundation they need to be successful in the field. Inside, you’ll find an easy-to-follow introduction to exploratory data analysis, the lowdown on collecting, cleaning, and organizing data, everything you need to know about interpreting data using common software and programming languages, plain-English explanations of how to make sense of data in the real world, and much more.

Data has never been easier to come by, and the tools students and professionals need to enter the world of big data are based on applied statistics. While the word “statistics” alone can evoke feelings of anxiety in even the most confident student or professional, it doesn’t have to. Written in the familiar and friendly tone that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, Statistics For Big Data For Dummies takes the intimidation out of the subject, offering clear explanations and tons of step-by-step instruction to help you make sense of data mining―without losing your cool.

Helps you to identify valid, useful, and understandable patterns in data
Provides guidance on extracting previously unknown information from large databases
Shows you how to discover patterns available in big data
Gives you access to the latest tools and techniques for working in big data

If you’re a student enrolled in a related Applied Statistics course or a professional looking to expand your skillset, Statistics For Big Data For Dummies gives you access to everything you need to succeed.

Design Drawing, 2nd Edition

For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.

SAS For Dummies 2nd Edition

The fun and easy way to learn to use this leading business intelligence tool
Written by an author team who is directly involved with SAS, this easy-to-follow guide is fully updated for the latest release of SAS and covers just what you need to put this popular software to work in your business. SAS allows any business or enterprise to improve data delivery, analysis, reporting, movement across a company, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more. SAS For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the necessary background on what SAS can do for you and explains how to use the Enterprise Guide.

SAS provides statistical and data analysis tools to help you deal with all kinds of data: operational, financial, performance, and more
Places special emphasis on Enterprise Guide and other analytical tools, covering all commonly used features
Covers all commonly used features and shows you the practical applications you can put to work in your business
Explores how to get various types of data into the software and how to work with databases
Covers producing reports and Web reporting tools, analytics, macros, and working with your data

In the easy-to-follow, no-nonsense For Dummies format, SAS For Dummies gives you the knowledge and the confidence to get SAS working for your organization.

Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition for Dummies

This valuable and inexpensive resource is ideal for anyone who is new to programming and wants to learn the basics of Visual Basic without being overwhelmed by the complicated Visual Studio integrated development environment
This back-to-basics book covers getting started with the featured “Starter Kits,” learning practical programming , and developing applications
Also shows how to use VB Express Edition with database and Web Programming

VBA For Dummies 5th Edition

VBA helps you put your computer in its place
Write programs that automate tasks and make Office 2007 work better for you

If your computer is becoming your boss instead of your servant, start using VBA to tell it what to do! Here’s the latest on the VBA IDE and program containers, debugging and controlling your programs, working with multiple applications using a single program, and the most exciting stuff — programming for all the Office 2007 applications.

Discover how to

Customize an application’s interface
Quick-launch a VBA program
Store and modify information
Use VBA with the Ribbon
Understand object-oriented programming
Avoid runtime errors