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Life, The Universe and Everything…

Life, The Universe and Everything…

42, according to Douglas Adams in his seminal book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is the “Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”… I’ve analysed this claim in great depth and found it to be absolutely true! Continue Reading

50 Shades of Grey – The Psychology of a Data Scientist

50 Shades of Grey – The Psychology of a Data Scientist

There are 2 types of Data Scientist. Those with grey hairs and those without. If you’re one of those with greys (like me) then you didn’t do a specialised Data Science course (they didn’t exist before I got the greys) and you probably fell into Data Science by accident. Interestingly, todays highly sought-after Data Scientists were yesterdays unloved…

Statistics is Dead – Long Live Data Science…

Statistics is Dead – Long Live Data Science…

I keep hearing Data Scientists say that ‘Statistics is Dead’, and they even have big debates about it attended by the good and great of Data Science. Interestingly, there seem to be very few actual statisticians at these debates. So why do Data Scientists think that stats is dead? Where does the notion that there is no longer…