Understanding predictive analytics

Data Science, predictive analytics, machine learning -- these terms are used in many ways and sometimes overlap each other. What they actually refer to is not always obvious.

Data science is one of the most popular technical domains whose trend erupted after the publication of the often cited Harvard Business Review article of October 2012, Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century (https://hbr.org/2012/10/data-scientist-the-sexiest-job-of-the-21st-century). Data science can be seen as an evolution from data mining and data analytics. Data mining is about exploring data to discover patterns that potentially lead to decisions and actions at the business level. Data science englobes data analytics ...

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