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Principles of Data Science by Sinan Ozdemir

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The data science Venn diagram

It is a common misconception that only those with a PhD or geniuses can understand the math/programming behind data science. This is absolutely false. Understanding data science begins with three basic areas:

  • Math/statistics: This is the use of equations and formulas to perform analysis
  • Computer programming: This is the ability to use code to create outcomes on the computer
  • Domain knowledge: This refers to understanding the problem domain (medicine, finance, social science, and so on)

The following Venn diagram provides a visual representation of how the three areas of data science intersect:

The data science Venn diagram

The Venn diagram of data science ...

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