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

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Chapter 3 Types of Data Scientists

Just as there are no two snowflakes that are exactly the same, there are also no two data scientists who have identical skill-sets or identical roles. The big data world has a wide variety of problems, causing some natural differentiation in the specific roles that a data scientist may undertake. In addition, the profession has not been properly defined yet, so depending on various aspects of one’s background, such as education, the data scientist role can be further differentiated. Based on some research that was done on the topic by a group of scientists (Harlan Harris, Sean Murphy, and Marck ...

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