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Think Like a Data Scientist: Tackle the data science process step-by-step by Brian Godsey

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Data science still carries the aura of a new field. Most of its components—statistics, software development, evidence-based problem solving, and so on—descend directly from well-established, even old, fields, but data science seems to be a fresh assemblage of these pieces into something that is new, or at least feels new in the context of current public discourse.

Like many new fields, data science hasn’t quite found its footing. The lines between it and other related fields—as far as those lines matter—are still blurry. Data science may rely on, but is not equivalent to, database architecture and administration, big data engineering, machine learning, or high-performance computing, to name a few.

The core of data science doesn’t ...

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