Open Source Is Data Science’s Missing Ingredient

It’s not enough to be a quant jock.

Here’s the dilemma: your company has lots of data and little clue what to do with it. So you figure you should hire a data scientist but, as it turns out, they’re in short supply. Good ones, anyway. What do you do? As an increasing number of companies are figuring out, you grow them. But not just anyone will be able to make the leap. It turns out that the best data scientists tend to be very comfortable with open source.

Author: Matt Asay

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