What will you get your favourite data scientist this Christmas?
If you find it hard to find an awesome gift for a data scientist or statistician you know, we thought we'd help you with a list of gifts any data scientist or geek will appreciate.
There are some big presents and also some great stocking fillers so you have plenty of choices to delight your data lover friend.
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We've put together a list of gift ideas you can get for your Data Scientist friends and colleagues for you to choose the most suitable gift or perhaps a treat for yourself. But just in case you want to know, this gift is one the most popular gifts in this list, and this other one is in our personal wish list.
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The Coolest Gifts for Data Scientists
Tap Strap Bluetooth Enabled Wearable Keyboard & Mouse, Cross Platform Controller for Smartphone, Tablet, PC, Laptop & SmartTV
Tap is a virtual input device that uses chords to register text so you can type without a keyboard. The Tap Strap has accelerometers built into each finger-ring, which collect motion and acceleration information from your fingers. That information is analyzed by a small computer chip, which is built into the thumb ring. The output character is then transmitted via Bluetooth to the paired device.
The Galton Board is a probability machine.
As you rotate the Galton Board on its axis, you set into motion a flow of steel beads that bounce with equal probability to the left or right through several rows of pegs. As the beads accumulate in the bins, they approximate the bell curve, as shown by the yellow line on the front of the Galton board. This hands-on Galton Board allows you to visualize the order embedded in the chaos of randomness.
Duex Pro Portable Monitor, The On-The-Go Dual-Screen Laptop Monitor
Who said data scientists can't multi-task?
This completely portable dual-screen laptop accessory boosts your productivity by up to 50% and allows for efficient multitasking.
DUEX Pro is simple to use and provides flexible rotation & dual-sided sliding with 270° rotation, and the option for a 180° presentation mode, in 1080p display. DUEX Pro is also lightweight (1.6 lbs), energy efficient, and incredibly durable.
Mionix Alioth Large Gaming Mousepad
It's for gaming but if you want a large mousepad this is a good one.
With upgraded microfiber matrix for improved tracking performance.
Stitched edges for extended durability. Water repellent surface. Size: L - 46 x 40 cm.
Want a much bigger matt? Check out this one!
Kinesis Advantage2 Ergonomic Keyboard (KB600)
Doesn't this ergonomic keyboard look cool?
But we haven't put it here just cos it looks awesome. It has an All-New Smart Set Programming Engine That Allows Users To Customise The Keyboard for increased productivity.
So you could get your data scientist to code faster! Wouldn't that be great?
A cheaper alternative to this keyboard is this other one, also by the same brand.
Light Therapy Light
Do your Data Scientist friends feel a bit meh and are lacking in energy during the winter months?
You could try the coffee machine we mentioned above, or you could try giving them one of these Therapy Lights, proven to ease winter blues, jet lag and low energy during the dark days of the fall and winter seasons.
If you want a cheaper alternative, try this one.
Not finding the right gift so far?
What about some Smart Home gadgets and products?
Book Gifts for Data Scientists and Statisticians
Karl Pearson : The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age by Theodore M Porter
In this original and engaging book, a leading historian of modern science investigates the interior experience of one man's scientific life while placing it in a rich tapestry of social, political, and intellectual movements.
Exploratory Data Analysis by John Tukey
The approach in this introductory book is that of informal study of the data. Methods range from plotting picture-drawing techniques to rather elaborate numerical summaries. Several of the methods are the original creations of the author, and all can be carried out either with pencil or aided by hand-held calculator.
Statistical Methods Experimental Design and Scientific Inference by R. A Fisher
Ronald Fisher is the "genius who almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science". Get three of his seminal works in this book.
It includes Statistical Methods for Research Workers, Statistical Methods and Scientific Inference, and The Design of Experiments, all republished in their entirety, with only minor corrections.
Maths, Science and Stats Data Science Art
Math Walls Clock
Another Maths Wall Clock
STATISTICS - THE BIG PICTURE POSTER
STATISTICAL HYPOTHESIS TESTING WHEEL POSTER
Data Science Courses
You can get your budding data scientist or statistician one of our online courses:
- Statistics - The Big Picture
- Beginner's Guide to Data Collection
- Errors of Predictive Models
- Data Cleaning Bootcamp for Analysts and Researchers
Or you can even get them an annual membership to The Hive, so they have access to all our courses.
Stocking Fillers for Data Lovers
T-Shirts for Data Scientists
Cos they're always a great present for the people that have it all.
These are not your cup of tea? Check out these ones from Data Moves Me.
And if you still can't find anything...
Amazon comes to the rescue again with some ideas for when you really can't find anything they'd like. Here are some suggestions so you can try them for yourself, but remember you'll have to get them a Gift Card if you want for this to be their present.
And here you have 4 different gift cards you could choose from