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16 Things All Data Scientists Know To Be True

Based on a representative sample of experiences, obv.

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1. People don’t actually know what you do. Sometimes you’re not so sure either, tbh.

Via Disney-Pixar

4. Chances are high that you get bored really quickly with any one topic. So basically you have ADD.

7. People expect you to know exactly how much to tip at big group dinners since you’re the math geek. But, like, you work with probability distributions. Not real numbers.


“The mean tip should be $5.03, plus or minus $0.76.”

15. At your core, you’re really just a kick-ass story-teller.


Also you preface all stories with a list of assumptions about the data sets used.

16. You have the best job ever. And you wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Via Sony