This post was originally published at: https://www.springboard.com/blog/free-public-data-sets-data-science-project/
Completing your first project is a major milestone on the road to becoming a data scientist. It’s also an intimidating process. The first step is to find an appropriate, interesting data set. You should decide how large and how messy a dataset you want to work with; while cleaning data is an integral part of data science, you may want to start with clean dataset for your first project so that you can focus on the analysis rather than on cleaning the data.