Variety Is the Spice of Data Science

December 4, 2015

In many ways, data scientists are like dogs. I don’t mean they are hairy (although beards feature a lot amongst the men). I mean that as with dogs there are scores of different types, with vastly different attributes and specialisations all belonging to the same ‘family’. Just like a Terrier and a Rottweiler vary massively from each other so too does the ‘Bayesian statistics’ data scientist vary from the ‘machine learning’ data scientist.(more…)