What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?


I really like this statement in ‘Getting Started with Data Science’ published by IBM press about Data Scientist:

“Data Scientist is the unique blend of skills, that can both unlock the insights of data and tell a fantastic story via the data.”

"What if you had a job title which made people go: 'what the hell does that mean?'. Data Scientist was that kind of title!

The definition made by  Dr. Patil, the Chief Data Scientist of US.  I agree with the author that it is inclusive of individuals of various background and training. It does not restrict the definition of a data scientist to a particular tool, or subject it to a certain arbitrary minimum threshold of data size.

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