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

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Chapter 2 Importance of Data Science

In the previous chapter, we got a glimpse of how data science came about and how it is related to big data. We also looked into the major milestones of this field and why it has become popular in recent years. However, this was just scraping the surface, since data science has much to offer on many more levels. In order to get a better understanding, we will look into its history, the new paradigms it entails and the new mindset it brings about as well as the changes it brings.

2.1 History of the Data Science Field

The term “data science” was around before big data came into play (just like the ...

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