The Art of Data Science: The Skills you Need and How to Get Them

The meteoric growth of available data has precipitated the need for data scientists to leverage that surplus of information. This spotlight has caused many industrious people to wonder “can I be a data scientist, and what are the skills I would need?”. The answer to the first question is yes – regardless of your prior experience and education, this role is accessible to motivated individuals looking to meet this challenge. As for the second question, the necessary skills (some formal and some more… artful) and how to acquire them, based on my experience as a data scientist, are enumerated below… 1. Knowing The Algorithms To be a data scientist, you need to know how and when to apply an appropriate machine-learning algorithm. Period. Here’s where to develop and hone those…


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