Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What is data science?

Article at O'Reilly Radar

An well-written, dense article covering the rise of data science.

I'm not even going to try to summarize the article with excerpts, but I have picked out a portion that best summarizes what I do.

A picture may or may not be worth a thousand words, but a picture is certainly worth a thousand numbers. The problem with most data analysis algorithms is that they generate a set of numbers. To understand what the numbers mean, the stories they are really telling, you need to generate a graph.

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