Skill sets today’s data scientists need to succeed


A data scientist is described in many ways. According to Josh Wills, Senior Director of Data Science at Cloudera, it’s a “person who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician,” he wrote in a May 3, 2012 tweet@josh_wills. Also, data scientists must know math, statistics, experiments, causal inference, machine learning, and software, according to a blog post by data scientist Trey Causey.

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