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How important is real analysis/measure theory to this field? [closed]

I am a college student, struggling to decide whether or not to take pure maths electives on topics such as real analysis and measure theory. If I were to take them then I would definitely have to ...
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Which major should I choose to become a Data Analyst? [closed]

I'm a freshman at a technology university and I want to be a Data Analyst. What major I should choose to learn: Computer Science or Science in Information Systems? And what skills do I need to equip ...
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What are the possible applications of a Data Scientist in the design fase of an Aerospace Or Railway Engineering industry? [closed]

I have been trying to understand this for a long time, but this information proves to be incredibly elusive online. What are possible jobs that a pure Data Scientist, without much background knowledge,...
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Tips for starting career in Data Science Consulting [closed]

Now that I have my engineering degree with a specialization in finance & quantitative analysis, I plan to start my career in Data Science Consulting. To develop my path a little, I took data ...
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What is the learning path for the role of NLP engineer a beginner should follow? [closed]

I am data science enthusiast and have interest in NLP. How should I develop my understanding for the domain and prepare for the role of an NLP engineer? What are the must have skills to master NLP? ...
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Transitioning to Data Science from Actuarial Science [closed]

The title says it all, I want to transition from actuarial science to data science. My background: I have a BS and MS in pure mathematics, both with high GPA (3.94) and graduation with honors. My ...
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How important is advanced SQL for data science?

Is advanced level SQL required to be competitive as a data scientist? Is it more important for a data analyst to be good in SQL? Is it enough to be able to extract data using simple SQL queries? I ...
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Data science career problems: interaction of technical and social difficulties [closed]

I have been trying to break into the bioinformatics space (and now, data science more generally). Although there are numerous challenges in this field and I am constantly learning to deal with them, ...
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What applications does linear programming have in data science?

I'm currently learning about linear programming in my degree. I'm wondering how this is relevant to anything in data science?
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Career transition into bioinformatics and data science? - Postdoc or no postdoc [closed]

I am close to completing my PhD in Nutritional Sciences. Pre-PhD I did research in developmental biology, tissue engineering and molecular biology in general. To say the least, my background is very ...
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What skills do I need to become a data scientist? And how to show them? [closed]

I have fimiliarized myself with the recommended most important concepts (Linear Algebra, Analysis, Phython, Numpy, Pandas, a bit of Statistics, Linear regression). For the last two, I don't know how ...
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Is data science only for substantive specialist?

Right now there is a lot of hype for data science. Everyone is learning it. There are lots of courses and boot camps being offered. Unlike software engineering, however, are data scientists required ...
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Career advice for a data scientist - Am i in the right place? [closed]

I need a career advice from you. I'm 26 and working as a data scientist for less than 2 years. I have a statistics and economics background mainly. My tech skills can be summed up by a good knowledge ...
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Does a post-doc in Mathematics help getting a Data Science job?

I am a graduate student in Mathematics, and I have been recently offered a post-doc at a good university. While it is not a top school in the most strict sense of the word, it is one of the best ...
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Expectations of the skill set of a Data Scientist [closed]

Although there are more powerful tools than Excel which a data scientist should know how to use, would it be expected that someone indicating they are a Data Scientist know how to use Excel?
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transition to data science job hunting [closed]

Transitioning from a maths background, is it possible to find a data science job, by just being able to write my own code (kmeans, kNNs, logistic regression etc) without using any popular commercial ...
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Machine learning PhD Interview technical questions [closed]

I'm Software Engineer who applied to grad school for Machine Learning/Computer Vision PhD and currently waiting for interview calls. I'm brushing up Linear algebra/ ML topics. What kind of technical ...
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Data Science Career: From Researcher To Data Scientist

I’m currently working as a Research Assistant in Computer Science, specializing in both Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health Informatics (HI) fields. As part of my role, I collect data from ...
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whether data science will cool down in the years to come [closed]

Data science jobs are everywhere and popular. Laymen, leaders etc talk about it, without knowing it. Will data science cool down in the years to come?
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Where's a good place to get feedback on my portfolio? [closed]

I'm putting together my portfolio for freelance work in data science. I'm curious if there are communities on stackexchange or elsewhere that are helpful resources for receiving feedback.
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Will I be qualified for data science roles with a PhD in Engineering and Machine Learning? [closed]

Currently doing a funded PhD in Civil Engineering using Machine learning applications. In essence data driven modelling of a niche area of engineering (to do with some material deformation predictions ...
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What companies would be great for entry level data science/ machine learning programmers to help fight for a good cause? [closed]

I am just starting to learn about machine learning, and I have taken some intro classes in MATLAB and Python. I want to know about fulfilling careers and fields programmers can pursue to help me ...
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Best programming language [closed]

I have a masters in pure statistics. I have no knowledge of any programming language. Which is the best programming language that I should learn about and will help enhance my career in data analysis. ...
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ElasticSearch for data scientists [closed]

This is to seek career advice for a data scientist. What pertains within the role of data scientist and what does not regarding ElasticSearch. Does backend development for ElasticSearch using ...
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Switching To Data Science Field [closed]

I have some 14 years of work experience in operations management and education areas as Instructor of statistics and operations. I have little better command over statistical learnings. I do have a ...
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How Natural language processing and elasticsearch are related

I got call from a recruiter for an elasticsearch job. I am not sure how these 2 are related. Can anyone suggest and provide example use case?
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Is web analytics similar to data science? [closed]

I just finished PhD and initially wished to work on data science and deep learning. However, after some rounds of interviews, I have been offered a job of web analytics and business intelligence at a ...
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Advice on how to get started for someone a bit later in life? [closed]

I am 33 years old and graduated in 2006 from college with a degree in analytic philosophy. For a long time I thought that I was going to get a phd in phil and teach but that dream is long gone, and I ...
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Is there a comprehensive learning plan for a self-teaching beginner in data science with no programming background? [closed]

Situation I want to be a data scientist, but I have no programming or maths background. I have more than the basic understanding of python which I taught myself over a couple of months. Right now I ...
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Which is better for Data Science, a double major in Math & CS or Physics & CS? [closed]

My dream occupation is to work as a Data Scientist. I'm soon going to be completing my first semester as a physics student, as part of an incredibly prestigious physics program. We get to run an ...
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Data Science Groups on Linked In

I am interested in joining some Data Science Groups on Linked In. The relevant list is long. I don't think it is to my advantage to join all, but I am not sure how to evaluate the individual group's ...
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Difference between Data Engineer and Data Scientist

I'm very confuse with the term Data Engineer and Data Scientist. There are lot of jobs available for both roles in current market with almost same technical skills requirement. Are they same or ...
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Do I need a strong programming background to become a data analyst? [closed]

I'm thinking about becoming a data analyst, and I'm wondering if programming knowledge is a must for this. I'm fairly strong with maths, but I have very little programming experience. Do all data ...
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transition to data scientist for more money

Not sure if this is a right forum. Please advise if not. I am currently employed as a Software Engineer and am fairly happy. Except, I'd like to make more money. I hear data science is the hottest ...
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Is there any book for modern optimization in Python?

I was reading Modern Optimization with R (Use R!) and wondering if a book like this exists in Python too? To be precise something that covers stochastic gradient descent and other advanced ...
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Why do internet companies prefer Java/Python for data scientist job?

I see a many times in job description for data scientist asking for Python/Java experience and disregard R. Below is a personal email I received from chief data scientist of a company I applied for ...
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How to understand equations in research papers?

I was searching for latent class logit model for conjoint analysis. i found a paper which has equations for this model. I have co-workers who knows how to decipher the meaning of these equations and ...
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Can i pursue a career in data science with a business analytics degree? [closed]

I had a question regarding about a career as a data scientist. Im pursuing a degree in business analytics with a minor computer science. Could i still become a data scientist with a bachelors degree ...
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Are real analysis and measure theory essential to learn for data science? [closed]

Some people say data scientists don't necessarily need to know real analysis and measure theory, but for others, real analysis and measure theory are very important for the undersdanding of kernel ...
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Data scientist light?

Im a 26 year old guy with an MBA and I work as an ERP system administrator. I have been interested in the field of data science for a while now. I've always liked statistics and various analytical ...
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Role and need of Mathematics in Data Science

I am Bachelors of Engineering in Software Engineering field and having 3 years professional work experience in Oracle ERP/Database related technologies. Now I'm planning to pursue MSc in Data Science. ...
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Jobs for gaining experience in preperation for data science [closed]

Data Scientist positions are not the most common entry level jobs. They require hard work, knowledge and most of all experience. The problem is, I am uncertain what entry level jobs can help you get ...
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How can one can aim for a career in machine learning? [closed]

I'm interested in various machine learning methods and wonder how can I aim for a career in the field. What are most basic skills to have? I mean the matters strictly connected to the machine ...
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I am a programmer, how do I get into field of Data Science?

First of all this term sounds so obscure. Anyways..I am a software programmer. One of the languages I can code is Python. Speaking of Data I can use SQL and can do Data Scraping. What I figured out ...
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MCMC vs Network Theory for Big Data and Data Science applications

[Apologies if this post sounds naive, I'm fairly new to the world of data science/big data and very unsure where I'm heading career-wise] I'm currently an undergraduate MMath [integrated master's] ...
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Master degree in Data Science [closed]

I am looking to change careers and would appreciate some advice. I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a JD. Needless to say, these were not the best decisions and I would like to ...
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Preparation for Career in Data Analysis Without College

I dropped out of college but am interested in a career in data analysis. Now I am self-studying approximately 10 hours per day. Browsing through job postings on Linkedin has allowed me to compose a ...
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How can I use Data Science to profoundly contribute to Humanity?

Undergraduate researcher here. I worked at many traditional scientific research labs, ranging from cancer biology, to radiation medicine, and to supercapacitors. I'm thinking of switching to ...
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Do data scientists use Excel?

I would consider myself a journeyman data scientist. Like most (I think), I made my first charts and did my first aggregations in high school and college, using Excel. As I went through college, ...
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Working as data scientist for a nonprofit company [closed]

Hello I work as data scientist for a private company. I am interested in working for a nonprofit company, such as a research institute (public or private) or a company that takes care of issues such ...