What Is Data Science?

The future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products

by Mike Loukides

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Book Description

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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download What Is Data Science? ebook for free in PDF format (26.5 MB).

Table of Contents

Section 1
The future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products
Section 2
What is data science?
Section 3
Where data comes from
Section 4
Working with data at scale
Section 5
Making data tell its story
Section 6
Data scientists

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
O'Reilly Media
Published
2011
Pages
17
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781491911860
ISBN10 Digital
1491911867
PDF Size
26.5 MB
License
CC BY

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