Did you call yourself a scientist when you were a mathematician? Why are you suddenly one now? You were actually probably much closer to being a scientist when you were a mathematician then you are now as a data “scientist.” No mathematicians call themselves mathematical scientists, do they? Math is a tool of science just as data analytics is a tool of science, but neither is science or even a science. In fact the philosophical arguments in favor of math being science are much, much, much stronger than any that have been made or could be made for making data analytics science. Another way of putting it…

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