I am not convinced that statistics is data science. But I am convinced that the fundamentals of probability and mathematical statistics taught today add tremendous value and cement our identity as statisticians in data science.Please read the whole thing.
My name is Tommy; I am a statistician, mathematician, or data scientist—depending on the problem or the audience—in Washington DC. I am a graduate of Georgetown's MS program for mathematics and statistics. I am a PhD student in George Mason's department of Computational and Data Sciences. Opinions expressed are my own. You can follow me on twitter @thos_jones
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Statistics is different from Data Science. Data Science uses Statistics as one of the many tools in their toolbox in addition to other tools from Mathematics, Computer Science, and so on. There is and will always be a distinct and foundational role of Statistics and Statisticians 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Goes to School How we practice as Statistician depends on the industry/business focus of our applications.ReplyDelete