New to data science – where to start

Hi Kaggle Community! I’m new to this community, and I was hoping the seasoned members could give me some pointers to get started. Context: I have no background in CS or Statistics (other than basic econometrics); I work a lot in excel and am comfortable doing various analyses in Excel; am an intermediate VBA user, with some familiarity with PowerPivots etc. Problem: Lately I have realised that excel is severely limited in its ability to crunch big data sets, even with the aid of PowerPivot, it is only so useful. I would love to learn to do some of the data science magic that this community seems to do on the regular Questions: What are some good starting points to get me learning? Which programs / languages should I start…


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