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πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ What are some misconceptions about data science??

Waylon Walker
Data Engineering with python, kedro super user.
・1 min read

When people think "data science", what do they get wrong?

Inspired by @ben

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Saeed Ahmad

Do this course and become a Data Scientist in 40 hours!!!

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Waylon Walker Author • Edited

πŸ˜‚ How long What does it really take?

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Saeed Ahmad

Hahaha. Just one 'small' Udemy course πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Dave Parr

That having super cool ai/ml features will make your product more useful/valuable/powerful than building something your users actually need to solve a real problem.

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Waylon Walker Author

Ahmen, thats like strapping a big engine in a racecar with bad suspension. It's cool, but not very effective without the whole package.

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Alpha Olomi

Thinking one can skip algorithms and go-ahead to start building models

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Waylon Walker Author

Whare are some things one should understand before building models??

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amananandrai

Data science means training machine learning algorithms.

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Waylon Walker Author

What are some things that it means instead?

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amananandrai

SQL is a major portion of data retrieval, Data retrieval, Data cleansing and Data analysis and Visualisation are some of the major parts of Data science

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Waylon Walker Author

By the time you have done all of that generally you start seeing some benefit, and another project has become higher priority.

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Ben Halpern

I think there’s a misconception that it’s sort of a magic bullet for your career or a company’s business needs or whatever.

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Waylon Walker Author

Deep.

Though I do think that that it has allowed a large number of people into the SWE field. That's kind of a magic bullet.

Really though there is no magic bullet it all takes hard work!

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Jon Massey

Statistics done by people who don't understand statistics

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spiritbro1

ah i know this one you can analyze bitcoin data and make you rich in a second by day trading

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Max Ong Zong Bao

You need to have a PhD and ideally a MBA to do data science work.

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