The Real Life of a Data Scientist

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Reporting: Sharing insights gained from the data.

Because of poor documentation of assumptions made during analysis, data scientists may find it hard to distribute and consume reports, which can affect the interpretation of results. With little to no knowledge of how the original input data was transformed, many reports do not allow for interactive verification or sensitivity analysis.

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Picks for Best Data Success Stories from 2013

In early 2012, a group of Stanford University researchers interviewed 35 data analysts from 25 organizations across a variety of sectors, including health care, retail, marketing and finance, and identified the various challenges data scientists face in the data analysis process.

Despite being in high demand and hailed as one of the hottest professions of the 21st century, much of the work of a data scientist is actually dominated by the incredibly time-consuming process of changing data into a usable form. The data analysis process involves four tasks - discovery, transformation, modeling and reporting – with data scientists spending as much as 60 to 80 percent of their time in the data transformation stage.

In this slideshow, Trifacta, a provider of productivity platforms for data analysis, takes you through each of these tasks in greater detail, highlighting the pain points data scientists face at each stage. It’s clear tools are needed that can simplify the data analysis process while at the same time increasing productivity and collaboration among data scientists.   


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