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

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Chapter 4 The Data Scientist’s Mindset

People tend to have a very superficial view of what a data scientist is (if they can even distinguish the term from the data analyst or from the traditional scientist). This is clearly reflected in the books and articles that are available today on this role18. Rarely will you find a text that attempts to go deeper into what a data scientist really is.

A data scientist is a person characterized by a particular set of traits, qualities, a way of thinking, and ambition, just like every profession, not just by a set of skills. Let us look at each one of these key aspects of this mindset one by ...

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