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Data Science Course (Complaint # 2?)

Looks like I'm not the only one having problems with the first assignment for UW's Introduction to Data Science.... while Professor Howe has certainly whetted my appetite for wanting to learn more useful DS than I've learned before, the first assignment seems like a weed-out assignment. I remember from my economics days that this is actually a fairly common practice among econometricians (thanks Professor Levy). [Side note: I'm STILL working my way through Data Analysis and Regression: A Second Course in Statistics.]

I've submitted most of what was required in a Python file for A1P2; however, it's probably going to get a 0/10. I fully intend on sticking with this course after reading a lot of the complaints. Most of the people complaining seem to have the "must have now" mentality; fortunately my years of dealing with this kind of stuff is that it rarely comes easy... that said, my intent to blog along with this course is going to be less sporadic and engaging than I thought at the outset. I'll still be covering what's going on in class but less dogmatically.

That's ok though... it's going to be to learn the material even after submission dead lines.

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