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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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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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Starting my career as Data Scientist, is Software Engineering experience required? [closed]

I am an MSc student at the University of Edinburgh, specialized in machine learning and natural language processing. I had some practical courses focused on data mining, and others dealing with ...
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Data science without knowledge of a specific topic, is it worth pursuing as a career? [closed]

I had a conversation with someone recently and mentioned my interest in data analysis and who I intended to learn the necessary skills and tools. They suggested to me that while it is great to learn ...
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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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Statistics + Computer Science = Data Science? [closed]

i want to become a data scientist. I studied applied statistics (actuarial science), so i have a great statistical background (regression, stochastic process, time series, just for mention a few). But ...
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Career switch to Big Data Analytics

I am a 35 year old IT professional who is purely technical. I am good at programming, learning new technologies, understanding them and implementing. I did not like mathematics at school, so I didn't ...
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Some suggestion for career in data science or predictive modeling

I am looking to choose my career in the area of decision science or predictive modeling and I am aware that this is kind of opinion based but I would like to have some suggestion from experts that I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can data analytics be a basis for artificial intelligence?

I'm very passionate about how computers can be made able to think intelligently and independently (in our favour, of course!). I'm currently studying Bachelors science of information technology at UTS ...
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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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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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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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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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Graduate Degree Choices for Data Science

I'm currently finishing up a B.S. in mathematics and would like to attend graduate school (a master's degree for starters, with the possibility of a subsequent Ph.D.) with an eye toward entering the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...