Honestly, why does everyone want to learn “data science”?

Honestly I don’t think everyone should or will learn data science.

For many people I think data science would be mind numbingly dull, and they also lack the mathematical affinity to ever truly be good at it. Also, many couldn’t cope with the long periods of repetitive of data gathering, preparation, cleaning, transforming, experimenting… etc etc when the only positive reward may be the occasional slight % improvement in a model or hypothesis. So in my view, for a lot of the population data science could be an unrewarding and boring job that they would may not very good at.

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Author: Tony Bain

Tony has 20 years experience building software and services business using advanced analytics, collaboratively using computers to do what they do best and empowering people to do what they do best. He is the co-founder of RockSolid SQL (now part of DXC Technology) and has grown the business to over 130 customers globally, and is also an adviser for LiquidityCube, one of the most exciting emerging fintech startups right now. Tony has written numerous books, articles and posts on data driven business and regularly presents at data focused conferences.