What is a Data Scientist?

10 February 2017

A data scientist is someone who is better at Statistics than any software engineer and better at Software Engineering than any statistician.

People often ask me about my job: Data Scientist. I humbly believe I know what a Data Scientist should know although I do not know everything about it. ;)

This post is a compilation of my favorite academic books on that subject:

Here is a tutorials website which is fascinating: Tutorials by Andrew W. Moore

Finally, you should know how to code in Python including Scikit-learn and Pandas which are well described in Python for Data Analysis (this is a great primer if you are a beginner in the field) and perhaps also R and Java and for many companies C# in practice.