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The internet is full of data science related online courses. Brendan Martin's comrehensive list on KDnuggets provides an overview of the most popular courses related to data science. Struggling to make a decision which course to take? David Venturi's blog post reviews all available introduction courses and will be a helpful guide in getting started.