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Could someone explain to me how could a statistician become a data scientist?

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When trying to make sense of data, Statistics is a primary in the field of Data Science. It helps identify meaningful trends and changes in data. So, you can definitely get into Data Science with your knowledge of statistics. It is also important to note that Data Science is inter-disciplinary, which means you will have to start learning more about:

  • Programming in Python

  • R programming

  • Machine Learning and AI

  • Big Data Hadoop

  • SQL Database/Coding

  • Apache Spark

  • Multivariable Calculus & Linear Algebra

  • Unstructured Data 

  • Data Visualization & Communication

Intellipaat’s Data Science online course includes a holistic approach to learning Data Science and covers all of the above topics. The course offers the opportunity for learners to work on diverse industry-based assignments and projects to familiarize themselves with real-time problems. 

You can start self-learning from online resources that are easily available like tutorials, reading materials, blogs, etc. This will help you build a strong foundation. If you have a passion for learning Data Science, you will become proficient in no time.

Start with this free Data Science course offered by Intellipaat.


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