Want to be a “data scientist”?

Data science is the hot ticket these days:

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century (http://hbr.org/2012/10/data-scientist-the-sexiest-job-of-the-21st-century/)

“A data scientist is someone who can obtain, scrub, explore, model and interpret data, blending hacking, statistics and machine learning. Data scientists not only are adept at working with data, but appreciate data itself as a first-class product.”

 — Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bit.ly

This article has a neat diagram which shows the skills needed to be a data scientist:

http://drewconway.com/zia/2013/3/26/the-data-science-venn-diagram

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