Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's in a name?


Should data scientists be called "data artists?" That is what someone contend, as I discuss in 

What is a 'data scientist'?

Ultimately, working with Big Data effectively calls for using both the creative and methodical parts of the brain. In that way, it is, indeed, a science as Einstein  described it: “The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.