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Data Science: Mindset, Methodologies, and Misconceptions by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 8 Programming Bugs

Programming bugs are every coder’s nightmare, and since data science is intimately connected to coding, they are also every data scientist’s nightmare. This is because real data science (i.e. the data science done in the real world and in research centers of most universities) involves a lot of coding. Perhaps some data scientists can get by using a few off-the-shelf methods, but with automation becoming more and more widespread, it is doubtful these people will be adding real value for much longer. In other words, if you want to remain relevant in the data science field, getting your hands dirty with coding is a requirement, not a matter of choice. And wherever there is coding, there are programming bugs. You may ...

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