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Have a look at the top 15 YouTube channels for data science by number of subscribers, along with some additional data on the channels to help you decide if they may have some content useful for you.

Videos are a great learning tool, and there is an awful lot of data science material on YouTube just waiting to be consumed. Discovery of quality content on the platform can be difficult, however, and we tend to cherish the discovery of those excellent channels when we come across them.

I'm not telling you anything you don't know, but I am here to (hopefully) help alleviate some of the trouble of finding quality data science video content on YouTube. The idea here was to take a qualitative approach to identifying those channels of value on the platform. Our approach was to start with the intuition that quality content should lead to a channel being popular, which could be measured in the number of subscribers.

Unfortunately, it's not quite so straightforward to search out channels by number of subscribers, and since there in no authoritative list on which channels are or are not "data science" in their content, we had to also rely on keyword searching. Our method for determining which channels ended up on our list follows below, beginning with our YouTube search criteria:

  • search term: "data science"
  • search type: channel
  • sort by: view count

These are the results received from this search. A major caveat of this process, it should be noted, is that we must rely on our keyword search to identify relevant data science content.

After performing the above search, we followed these steps in order to end up with a list of channels with the highest number of subscribers:

  • we scraped the top 100 channel results
  • we excluded any channels which did not have subscriber numbers publicly available
  • we re-sorted the list by the number of subscribers

What we are left with is a list of the top 15 YouTube channels with data science content by subscriber, as identified by our keyword search term. The list was cut at 15 as the entrants became less interesting past that threshold, and we were wary of inundating our readers with excessive hours of video to go through.

We also then collected the number of total views by channel as well as the number of views per subscriber, and used all of this data to create the below visualization to help quickly convey a story of these 15 channels.

Figure 1. Top YouTube Channels for Data Science
Plotted by number of views and number of subscribers; relative size by number of videos;
color intensity by number of views/subscriber


And so here are the top 15 YouTube channels for data science by number of subscribers, in order, with short descriptions directly from the channels themselves.

1. edureka!
Subscribers: 2,440 K, Videos: 4012, Views: 197 M, Start date: Jun 29, 2012

We are a live & interactive e-learning platform with the mission of making learning accessible to everyone. We offer instructor-led courses, along with 24/7 on-demand support to achieve highest course completion rates in the industry! Our real-life projects, 24*7 Support, Personal Learning Managers ensure that your learning goals are met!


2. Joma Tech
Subscribers: 889 K, Videos: 83, Views: 55 M, Start date: Aug 31, 2016

I talk about life in Silicon Valley, big tech companies, data science and software engineering.


3. Simplilearn
Subscribers: 883 K, Videos: 2468, Views: 63 M, Start date: Oct 29, 2009

Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp focused on helping people acquire the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.


4. StatQuest with Josh Starmer
Subscribers: 434 K, Videos: 192, Views: 21 M, Start date: May 23, 2011

Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Science can sometimes seem like very scary topics, but since each technique is really just a combination of small and simple steps, they are actually quite simple. My goal with StatQuest is to break down the major methodologies into easy to understand pieces. That said, I don't dumb down the material. Instead, I build up your understanding so that you are smarter.


5. Great Learning
Subscribers: 330 K, Videos: 1129, Views: 37 M, Start date: Apr 3, 2013

Great Learning aims to make quality education accessible to anyone who wants to learn. Great Learning Academy (, our commitment to aid free learning, offers 200+ completely free courses in the most in-demand job domains. In addition to videos you can earn certificates of completion, do assignments and projects, attend live sessions and interact with top faculty & industry experts. All for free.


6. Krish Naik
Subscribers: 321 K, Videos: 895, Views: 21 M, Start date: Feb 10, 2012

I work as a Lead Data Scientist, pioneering in machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision,an educator, and a mentor, with over 8 years' experience in the industry. This is my YouTube channel where I explain various topics on machine learning, deep learning, and AI with many real-world problem scenarios. I have delivered over 30 tech talks on data science, machine learning, and AI at various meet-ups, technical institutions, and community-arranged forums. My main aim is to make everyone familiar of ML and AI.Please subscribe and support the channel. As i love new technology, all these videos are free and I promise to make more interesting content as we go ahead.


7. Data School
Subscribers: 165 K, Videos: 100, Views: 8.1 M, Start date: Apr 30, 2014

Are you trying to learn data science so that you can get your first data science job? You're probably confused about what you're "supposed" to learn, and then you have the hardest time actually finding lessons you can understand! Data School focuses you on the topics you need to master first, and offers in-depth tutorials that you can understand regardless of your educational background.


8. 365 Data Science
Subscribers: 161 K, Videos: 188, Views: 5.9 M, Start date: Aug 7, 2017

At 365 Data Science, we all come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problem in data science. Education.


9. Ken Jee
Subscribers: 123 K, Videos: 178, Views: 3.3 M, Start date: Feb 28, 2014

Data Science and Sports Analytics are my passions. My name is Ken Jee and I have been working in the data science field doing sports analytics for the last 5 years. I have held data science positions in companies ranging from startups to fortune 100 organizations. I transitioned into data science from a business and consulting background. When I was first starting out on my data science journey I was extremely lost; there were very few resources for me to learn about this field from. I decided to start making YouTube videos to share my experiences and to hopefully help others get break into the data science and sports analytics fields.


10. Data Science Dojo
Subscribers: 67.1 K, Videos: 246, Views: 3.6 M, Start date: Aug 6, 2014

At Data Science Dojo, we believe data science is for everyone. Our in-person data science bootcamp has been attended by more than 4,000+ professionals from over 1,500+ companies globally. Our channel is the perfect showcase of our commitment to teaching data science for all skill levels! You will find tutorials, community talks, and courses on data science and data engineering.


11. Art of Visualization
Subscribers: 54.7 K, Videos: 252, Views: 3.5 M, Start date: Aug 15, 2016

Welcome to the ArtofVisualization channel, home of the best Tableau and BI tutorials! We pride ourselves in always sharing with you the most recent and cutting-edge content on creating Tableau visualizations, dashboards, and tons of tips and tricks to improve your data visualization skills!


12. IBM Data and AI
Subscribers: 43.2 K, Videos: 229, Views: 0.6 M, Start date: Jul 18, 2011

As part of a Cognitive strategy, organizations can transform their industry and professions with data. IBM Analytics enables anyone to engage with data to answer the toughest business questions, uncover patterns and pursue breakthrough ideas. At IBM, we offer a holistic approach to data analytics, including the expertise to deliver immediate business value at the point of impact. Here you can find presentations, demos, interviews, technical tutorials and more.


13. Data Science Tutorials
Subscribers: 25.9 K, Videos: 659, Views: 2.5 M, Start date: Nov 1, 2015

In this channel, my objective is to go through R for its programming and statistical analysis technique. R is a preferred programming language for statistician and researcher because of its easy to follow programming syntax and depth of the analysis packages available.


14. Andreas Kretz
Subscribers: 19.8 K, Videos: 306, Views: 0.5 M, Start date: Apr 18, 2017

I help you get into data engineering, the plumbing of data science. Building up big data platforms. Home of the Plumbers of Data Science Podcast Figuring out how to ingest, process and store data to enable the Data Scientist to do awesome stuff for customers. Using tools like Hadoop, Spark and Kafka. That's what data engineering, the plumbing of data science is all about. An awesome job I am doing for almost eight years now :)


15. Data Science Academy
Subscribers: 19.0 K, Videos: 77, Views: 0.5 M, Start date: Feb 26, 2016

This is the official YouTube channel of Data Science Academy Brasil:


And these are the top 15 YouTube channels for data science by number of subscribers, along with some additional data to help you decide whether these channels may have video content which may be of interest to you. Good luck with your viewing!


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