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Analyzing the Analyzers An Introspective Survey of Data Scientists and Their Work

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ISBN-10: 1449371760

ISBN-13: 9781449371760

Edition: 2013

Authors: Harlan Harris, Sean Murphy, Marck Vaisman

List price: $9.99
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There has been intense excitement in recent years around activities labeled "data science," "big data," and "analytics." However, the lack of clarity around these terms and, particularly, around the skill sets and capabilities of their practitioners has led to inefficient communication between "data scientists" and the organizations requiring their services. This lack of clarity has frequently led to missed opportunities. To address this issue, we surveyed several hundred practitioners via the Web to explore the varieties of skills, experiences, and viewpoints in the emerging data science community.We used dimensionality reduction techniques to divide potential data scientists into five…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Harlan D. Harris is a Senior Data Scientist at Kaplan Test Prep, the Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Data Science DC Meetup, and the Co-Founder and President of Data Community DC, Inc. He has a PhD in Computer Science (Machine Learning) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a researcher in several Psychology departments before turning to industry.

Marck Vaisman is a data scientist, consultant, entrepreneur, master munger and hacker. Marck is the Principal Data Scientist at DataXtract, LLC helping clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms with all kinds of data science projects. His professional experience spans the management consulting, telecommunications, Internet, and technology industries. He is the co-founder of Data Community DC, Inc. and co-organizer of the Data Science DC and R Users DC meetup groups. He has an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. Marck is also a contributing author of The Bad Data Handbook.