The Power Resource List – 12 Websites That Every Aspiring Data Scientist Should Follow

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With the sheer amount of data available online, it can be hard for the analytics novice to navigate their way to find accurate resources. With the season of Giving coming up, we decided to give all aspiring data scientists the ‘Power Resource List’ – a curation of some of the best blogs, Q&A sites, tutorial sites and student favourites to help you up your analytics game!

  1. Analytics India Magazine

It’s blogs throw a light on the technological progress in the space of analytics, artificial intelligence, data science & big data by highlighting the innovations, players, and challenges shaping the future of India.

  1. Analytics Vidhya

A popular Indian site, Analytics Vidhya is a community based knowledge portal that helps Analytics and Data Science professionals address their knowledge and career needs – articles, trainings, discussions, hackathons, competitions, a job portal and more!


  1. Cross Validated (Stack Exchange)

Cross-Validated is the go-to question and answer site for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data visualization. Anyone can ask and answer questions, while popular responses rise to the top!

  1. Data Science and Beyond (Yanir Seroussi)

Mr. Seroussi is an independent data scientist and a software engineer who posts about solving practical problems in data science analytics such us migrating a web app from MongoDB to Elasticsearch. He is readily available for anyone who wants to have a chat about data science and related topics

  1. Data Science Central

Data Science Central covers topics from statistics to analytics, and Machine Learning to AI. With rich editorial content, engaging social interaction, forum-based support, and the latest information on technology, tools, trends, and careers, this website is a great online resource for data practitioners.

  1. Data Science for Social Good

Through their blogs on data mining, machine learning, big data, ‘Data Science for Social Good’ provide useful information that data scientists can use to tackle problems that really matter. Their fellowship program brings data scientists from around the world to tackle data-intensive, high impact problems in education, public health, criminal justice, environmental issues, and more.

  1. Kaggle

A platform for predictive modelling and analytics competitions on which companies and researchers share data, while statisticians and data miners compete to produce the best models for showcasing the data and making data-driven predictions.

  1. KDnuggets

KDnuggets is one of the leading Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, and Machine Learning sites with up-to-date tutorials, opinion pieces and more. The co-founder, Gregory Piatetsky, is No. 1 on LinkedIn Top Voices in Data Science & Analytics!


This site gives amateur data scientists hands-on experience with Python – a fundamental analytics tool. With a beginners guide for Python’s standard library, along with tutorials and guides, this website is great for analytics students. It also provides the latest news related to AI, Data Science and related technologies.

  1. R-bloggers

Find daily updates and tutorials about the latest news and innovations in R – another fundamental analytics tool.

  1. Revolution Analytics

Since 2008, Revolution Analytics has been dedicated to providing updates and information of interest to the community of R-users about data analysis, predictive modeling, data science, and visualization.

  1. Simply Statistics

Run by three biostatistics professors, this blog publishes interesting ideas contributing to discussion of science/popular writing, linking to articles that inspire us, and sharing advice with up-and-coming data scientists.

Happy learning!

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