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The State of Data Science

Started Oct 28, 2015 0 Replies

Interesting report on from RJ Metrics on the state of the Data Science industry, based on data from Linkedin.…Continue

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Max Galka commented on NYC Data Science Academy's blog post Analysis of NYC Yellow Taxi data
"Cool analysis. Thanks."
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"Intriguing analysis. Am I understanding right that the difference between the distributions comes down to the prizes being split between multiple players?"
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"Great list. Don't know how I never came across dataportals.org before - good resource."
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"Good concept - something like a cryptographic hash function. Compared to scratchoff lotto games, that might actually be tougher to solve. Scratchoffs get cracked all the time (for a good story see the story of the MIT lotto team)."
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"Great post. Most surprising, and in my opinion most valuable to know, is #12,"
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"Yes, NOSQL was poorly named. SQL is more relevant today than ever."
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Short Bio
Dataviz creator on metrocosm.com, cofounder of Revaluate. Background in catastrophe modeling, financial modeling, and working with real estate data.
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://metrocosm.com
Field of Expertise
Analytics, Visualization, Data Science
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Other
Years of Experience:
11
Your Company:
Metrocosm / Revaluate
How did you find out about DataScienceCentral?
Google
Interests:
Networking, Other
What is your Favorite Data Mining or Analytical Website?
http://datatau.com
What Other Analytical Website do you Recommend?
http://kaggle.com

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Data Science has a Terminology Problem

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 9:16am 2 Comments

Having thoroughly enjoyed the debate around Bernard Marr's post, Why so many fake data scientists?, it occurred to me that "data scientist" is not the only problematic term in our industry. Many of the most common data-related terms and concepts are also ambiguous or poorly-defined.

Here are some of the terms that cause me frustration.…

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