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Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 1 Data Science and Big Data

Data science is a response to the difficulties of working with big data and other data analysis challenges we collectively face today. We examined this briefly in the introduction, but that was just scratching the surface. In fact, there is so much literature on big data that this whole chapter will still not be able to do it justice. It will, however, give you a good idea of its importance in today’s world. Furthermore, it will help you understand what all the hype is about big data (a hype that has increased significantly over the past year), and why data science is so important.

Big data is ...

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