Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:38:23 -0500
Reply-To: Rick Wicklin <Rick.Wicklin@SAS.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Rick Wicklin <Rick.Wicklin@SAS.COM>
Subject: Re: Data Science, Data Scientists, and SAS
I consider myself a data scientist, and I work at SAS.
A data scientist uses software to analyze data, perhaps doing some
modeling along the way. Just as an "applied mathematician" is a
mathematician who works on real-world problems, a "data scientist" (or
data analyst) is a statistician who works on real-world problems, which in
todays climate means large data using variate tools.
Statistical programming blog: http://blogs.sas.com/content/iml
(Also good for data scientists)