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Waylon Walker
Waylon Walker

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๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ What are some misconceptions about data science??

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 on

๐Ÿ˜‚ How long What does it really take?

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Saeed Ahmad

Hahaha. Just one 'small' Udemy course ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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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 thereโ€™s a misconception that itโ€™s sort of a magic bullet for your career or a companyโ€™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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spiritupbro

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

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Waylon Walker Author • Edited on

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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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