Instructions: 

Research the following and write a 2- to 3-page double-spaced paper (not including the title and reference pages) addressing the following: 

  • Define big data.
    Reference Introducing Data Science: Big Data, Machine Learning, and More, Using Python Tools, Chapter 1: Data Science in a Big Data World, or other scholarly resources.
  • Discuss the role of languages like Python in the analysis of big data, such as but not limited to, a grocery store database of purchases.
  • How can software determine patterns of human behavior from this data?
  • How does this information affect business decisions? 
  • What tools are available in Python to analyze data? List at least three.
    Reference Introducing Data Science: Big Data, Machine Learning, and More, Using Python Tools, Chapter 3: Machine Learning / 3.1.3 Python Tools Used in Machine Learning; Python.org documentation; or other resources.
  • Select one specific tool and examine a hypothetical scenario where it would be used in analyzing data to determine a pattern.
    • Describe the tool and share a documentation resource.
    • Describe the hypothetical scenario where this tool could be used.
    • Address how this tool would help in analyzing data to determine patterns. 

Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained, and the paper should be well-ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. 

Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard English (correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation) and be in APA format with a separate title and reference pages formatted per APA guidelines.

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