When I stumbled upon the phrase "Data Scientist" 3 years ago, I immediately recognized it as my best prospect for a productive career. How to start? What are the tools of the trade?
This is the blog post I wish I could have read back then.
Many of the things I list here didn't exist or were unstable until recently.
I discovered the "predictive analytics" rabbit hole and started to read and watch whatever I could find on the subject. Upon watching the Gigaohm…