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Alex Esterkin commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Six categories of Data Scientists
"There is an overarching litmus test, and only those who can pass this litmus test may be called Data Scientists. Data Scientists use the Scientific Method This is a fundamental distinction.  I know that many members of…"
Oct 31, 2014
Alex Esterkin commented on Kumaran Ponnambalam's blog post Predictions - Effect of unique number of target classes on accuracy
"What are you talking about???"
Oct 30, 2014
Alex Esterkin commented on Steve Bennett's blog post Do you know what is bigger than Big Data?
"A good blog, but I have to respectfully disagree that with novel enabling data analytics products, platforms, and SaaS, data scientists will be replaced with full automation of data science.  Arguably, these emerging products and solutions will…"
Oct 11, 2014
Alex Esterkin commented on Michael Walker's blog post Big Data Technology Vendor Consolidation
"First, the majority of the companies on the Matt Turck's diagram should have been marked as "Exited - acquisition or IPO",  He only marked a fraction of these. Second, each small rectangle on the diagram is a separate…"
Sep 14, 2014
Alex Esterkin commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Vertical vs. Horizontal Data Scientists
"Horizontal vs Vertical has nothing to do with education.  Those who are massively multi-threaded associative thinkers will be horizontal data scientists no matter what - whether they are college dropouts or have PhD degrees. …"
Aug 11, 2014
Alex Esterkin replied to Vincent Granville's discussion Correlation vs. causation
"Facebook data scientists hilariously debunk Princeton "correlation equals causation" based study that says Facebook will lose 80% of users - by "proving" that Princeton will lose all its students by 2021."
Jan 24, 2014
Alex Esterkin commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Hadoop: What It Is And Why It’s Such A Big Deal
""For profitable Big Data insights, in short, Hadoop is a necessary condition" - No, it's not."
Aug 7, 2013
Alex Esterkin commented on Michael Walker's blog post Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers
"How is "Data Scientist" different from "Data Analyst"?  On your diagram, 'data mining' is in the 'Information Presentation' group. Why?  'Data Mining' is a standard term…"
Aug 7, 2013

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