What is a Data Scientist?

10 February 2017

Data Scientist (n.): Person who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician.
Josh Wills - Twitter May 2012

For beginners with some Math and Programming background, here are two books to get the right mix of skills between Statistics and Computer Sciences:

Useful micro-courses for basic tools in a few hours: kaggle.com/learn

Programming skills in C#, R, Java (including Clojure) and even C/C++ for experts are bonuses.

Skills in Statistics and more importantly some French bon sens  (common sense, discernment) seem mandatory before trying new fancy algorithms on real-world problems.

Good bibliography here for advanced knowledge