Key Takeaways from the Open Data Science Conference 2015
The article by Madalin Mihailescu is a succinct report on the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) in Boston. I pulled out some interesting quotes:
“No one wins competitions on Kaggle using SAS or SPSS.”
"One key insight that is becoming recognized is that 80 percent of data science is grunt work around data loading, cleaning and transforming, while only 20 percent involves deep thinking."
"Josh has an interesting definition of what a data scientist is: a person who’s better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician."
"More time should be spent defining the right business problems, and problem parameters, including tolerated accuracy measures, e.g., false positive and false negative rates."