In the following pages, I introduce data science as a set of processes and concepts that act as a guide for making progress and decisions within a data-centric project. This contrasts with the view of data science as a set of statistical and software tools and the knowledge to use them, which in my experience is the far more popular perspective taken in conversations and texts on data science (see figure 1.1 for a humorous take on perspectives of data science). I don’t mean to say that these two perspectives contradict each other; they’re complementary. But to neglect one in favor of the other would be foolish, and so in this book I address the l...
- Chapter 1. Philosophies of data science
- from Think Like a Data Scientist: Tackle the data science process step-by-step
- Publisher: Manning Publications
- Released: March 2017
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