We've all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O'Reilly said that "data is the next Intel Inside." But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? This report examines the many sides of data science - the technologies, the companies and the unique skill sets.
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Table of Contents
The future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products
What is data science?
Where data comes from
Working with data at scale
Making data tell its story
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