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Data Scientist: Please Meet The Data Artist

3 March, 2014

Data Scientist: Please Meet The Data Artist

The Scientist ascertains and catalogs the nature of sand. Each grain is unique. Each has a distinctive shape, weight, color and molecular structure. Like snowflakes, no two are alike. The scientist identifies different types of sand and how they might have gotten that way.

The Data Scientist thinks about Big Sand. Which way is the dune traveling? What can we deduce about its macro movement by the size, shape and direction of the ripples? What new algorithms can we write to help anticipate the flow of sand in different wind or weather? The Data Artist takes a sample of the sand and creates a model that does not represent the sand, but the human side of the equation.

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