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May 2017
youlz
@youlz
May 17 2017 01:04
@erictleung, I'll do you what you have told me, I have been looking for some info about this topic and there are a lot of info, now I know what to do, I thought nobody was gonna give me an answer haha, I appreciate your advice, thanks a lot!
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k3vzz
@k3vzz
May 17 2017 02:23
Can someone please tell me How to become a Data Scientist and what is the job of a data scientist? also is anyone here a data scientist? If yes, what work do you do?
Eric Leung
@erictleung
May 17 2017 02:24
@youlz no problem! Feel free to chat here to ask for more advice by myself and others. I'd also suggest finding a data set, like on Kaggle or the UCI machine learning repository, and then ask a question on the dataset you're interested in.
@k3vzz I'm still a student, but I essentially do genomic data science (I'm oversimplifying, though). As I pointed out earlier, the job of a data scientist depends on the company itself. I linked to an IBM report earlier on their findings of the future of data scientists that might help you disect the different skills you might need to have as a data scientist.
k3vzz
@k3vzz
May 17 2017 02:37
@erictleung Hey.. Even I'm a student.. Currently doing Bachelors of Computer Science
Eric Leung
@erictleung
May 17 2017 02:42
@k3vzz nice! You're in a really nice position then. So I'd read about the different facets of data science and pick which one you like the most. Some to choose from are data cleaning or data curation, modeling or machine learning, and data visualization to name a few. It is very difficult to do all well, but you can try. I'd also think about what domain or field you'd like to go into and start studying the kinds of data they use.
k3vzz
@k3vzz
May 17 2017 02:45
@erictleung have to first youtube them, watch a few videos and then choose one of them..
satenndrra
@satenndrra
May 17 2017 05:55
Apart from Kaggle datasets https://www.kaggle.com/datasets, here as an awesome public dataset list from github that I stumbled upon, in case anyone is looking for insipiration ... https://github.com/caesar0301/awesome-public-datasets
Eric Leung
@erictleung
May 17 2017 06:08
@satenndrra nice! Thanks for sharing! :+1:
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youlz
@youlz
May 17 2017 08:35
Big data, algorithms, pattern recognition, data mining, prediction patterns, machine learning, data science, some information that I would like to learn. I have a very little knowledge on java, sql and excel(pivot tables, probability formulas and recently how to use regression line) I enjoy analizing and manipulating worksheets, but big data has taken my attention, specially the idea of predicting patterns that's what I would like to do, let's say, all things related with manipulating information, here is my doubt, Should I start with an introductory course of data science to see clearly? and I also was recommended to learn Python, R, statistics and probability, both thing can I do simultaneously? thanks thanks a lot @erictleung and everyone for your help!
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Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
May 17 2017 14:57
@youlz I would say wait to learn R. The learning curve is extremely steep, especially if you don't already know statistics. Python is a really popular language to do days science with, is an excitement language to start learning!
Amelia
@apottr
May 17 2017 15:00
@satenndrra https://www.reddit.com/r/datasets/ is a great resource, too
Eric Leung
@erictleung
May 17 2017 20:42
Today's xkcd's comic on machine learning :laughing: Sad, but unfortunately sometimes true.
Eric Leung
@erictleung
May 17 2017 21:00
Interesting thread on Hacker News on the question, "What do you use Machine Learning for?"
youlz
@youlz
May 17 2017 22:04
@becausealice2 thanks! and thanks for this forum! nice day everybody!
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