Learning Data Science: theory or example?

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What is a good learning strategy in data science? Traditionally learning starts with the theory behind an algorithm and the mechanics of it. Doing an exercise or two to solve real-world problems comes at the end, often as optional.

This traditional approach rapidly kills the excitement, learners lose interest real fast. They never get to solve problems and get excited about it. Is this the…