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Thursday, September 14, 2017

0 Is data science only for big data?
Patti Brennan / 09.14.17

Big data –data science – data wrangling – data munging – data commons – cloud instances – the lingo of data science is growing almost as fast as the data itself is multiplying.  Many of these terms reflect the size of the burgeoning data stores found in almost every scientific discipline, from anthropology to zoology.  This leaves the casual observer or the data novice (and even some data impresarios!) with the idea that data science is only for big data, and somehow that these two terms are synonymous.

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