Data Scientists vs Statisticians vs Programmers

I often get asked what a Data Scientist is and I think I've gotten my short laymen's answer down: "Data Scientists are kind of like programmers and statisticians. They know more about statistics than programmers and more about programming than statisticians." What I Learned Today: Almost half of the 1,…

Data Scientist Janitors

I came across this article the other day and it got me thinking. The main premise of the article is that Data Scientists' minds are being wasted cleaning data. While Data Scientists are hired to provided good analysis for decision making, what they end up doing the majority of time…

Julia Stats

Julia, is an upcoming langauge for Data Analysis that is blazing fast and even has some advantages over C! Though it's only on version 0.3, it is really showing it's potential! While I am currently mostly using Python, I think giving Julia a shot might not be a bad…

A New Start

Day 1 at Metis About 1 month ago, I moved back to the US after nearly 7 years in Seoul, South Korea. For my first 5 years in Korea, I was teaching high school math, science, statistics and whatever other classes they wanted to throw my way. While it was…