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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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.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth)
If you like the look of a traditional watch but want it to be a Smartwatch.
With military grade performance, the Gear S3 resists water, dust, extreme temperatures and the occasional drop.
Text, call and get notifications directly from your watch through your Bluetooth connected smartwatch.
Make payments with Samsung Pay almost anywhere you swipe or tap a credit card.
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
LiKee 5MM 216 Pieces Magnetic Sculpture Magnet
Thinking is much easier if you have something to do with your hands. This is one of the coolest fidget gadgets we've seen and it reminds us of a film we watched years ago called Cube.
It's much safer to play with this one.
Mueller Ultima Single Serve Pod Compatible Coffee Maker Machine
Data might be the oil of the 21st century, but data scientists run on coffee.
This Coffee Maker is compatible with all 1.0 and 2.0 pod and you can choose how strong you want your coffee to be.
It's versatile and a great addition to the office.
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?
Book Gifts for Data Scientists and Statisticians
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte
It's a classic book on statistical graphics, charts and tables and a must have for any statistician or data scientist.
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.
Stats and Data Science Posters
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.
Data Science Mugs
Funny and quirky mugs only statisticians and data scientists will find funny.
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