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

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Glossary of Computer and Big Data Terminology

Big data terminology has developed during the last few years. This glossary alphabetically lists some big data definitions along with some relative computer terms that a newcomer in the field will find useful. A basic understanding of computers is required to fully harness the information in this glossary.

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Aggregation – the process through which data is searched, gathered and presented.

Algorithm – a mathematical process that can perform a specific analysis or transformation on a piece of data.

Analytics – the discovery and communication of insights derived from data, or the use of ...

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