Let's get right to it! You're a beginner, and you want to know what is needed to start data mining and become an experienced data scientist overnight. We get it - this is the world we live in - quick and dirty. So here we go, take notes!
All data scientists have their inner monologue of quirky comments and frustrating dilemmas. Sometimes, these comments have the opportunity to be spoken out loud -- usually in the context of some informal meeting around the coffee pot, or in an under-the-breath mumble during a pacing rant of frustration. I have even witnessed the punching of a balloon and the kicking of a bean-bag chair (accompanied with some inaudible comments) over a data mining challenge that was driving the person bonkers.
When beginning a data analysis project, analysts often discover that the data as presented or made available is not ready for analysis. The reasons for this lack of readiness could be many, including: