A roundup of what the news nerds slack suggested for a reporter who was looking to up their data skills.
This is what I asked:
I had a question from a business reporter who was looking to up their data game in their own time, was thinking of either doing Python / PANDAS, or R, or maybe just upping their Excel skills. They're interested in learning how to do data exploration and maybe a little bit of scraping. They asked me for where to go to learn this and I didn't have a lot of good answers -- thought I'd ask here what people who have done the same thing can recommend.
And these are the responses:
I did the coursera john hopkins data science program, it taught me R and helped give me a foundational introduction to data science, but that was a pretty decent time investment, so obviously not right for everyone