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The Kaggle Book

By : Konrad Banachewicz, Luca Massaron
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Book Image

The Kaggle Book

5 (2)
By: Konrad Banachewicz, Luca Massaron

Overview of this book

Millions of data enthusiasts from around the world compete on Kaggle, the most famous data science competition platform of them all. Participating in Kaggle competitions is a surefire way to improve your data analysis skills, network with an amazing community of data scientists, and gain valuable experience to help grow your career. The first book of its kind, The Kaggle Book assembles in one place the techniques and skills you’ll need for success in competitions, data science projects, and beyond. Two Kaggle Grandmasters walk you through modeling strategies you won’t easily find elsewhere, and the knowledge they’ve accumulated along the way. As well as Kaggle-specific tips, you’ll learn more general techniques for approaching tasks based on image, tabular, textual data, and reinforcement learning. You’ll design better validation schemes and work more comfortably with different evaluation metrics. Whether you want to climb the ranks of Kaggle, build some more data science skills, or improve the accuracy of your existing models, this book is for you. Plus, join our Discord Community to learn along with more than 1,000 members and meet like-minded people!
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part I: Introduction to Competitions
Part II: Sharpening Your Skills for Competitions
Part III: Leveraging Competitions for Your Career
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Setting up a Notebook

There are two primary methods of creating a Notebook: from the front page or from a Dataset.

To proceed with the first method, go to the Code section of the menu on the left-hand side of the landing page at and click the + New Notebook button. This is the preferred method if you are planning an experiment that involves uploading your own dataset:

Figure 3.1: Creating a new Notebook from the Code page

Alternatively, you can go to the page of the Dataset you are interested in and click the New Notebook button there, as we saw in the previous chapter:

Figure 3.2: Creating a new Notebook from a Dataset page

Whichever method you choose, after clicking New Notebook, you will be taken to your Notebook page:

Figure 3.3: The Notebook page

On the right-hand side of the new Notebook page shown above, we have a number of settings that can be adjusted:

Figure 3.4: Notebook options

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