Data science is a concept that incorporates varying elements and builds on techniques and theories from many fields, including math, statistics, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, advanced computing, visualization, and high performance computing with the goal of extracting meaning from data and creating data products. Data science seeks to use all available and relevant data to effectively tell a story that can be easily understood by non-practitioners. Data scientists are professionals who work with datasets (large and small) to extract meaning from them and provide their findings to research teams and even big businesses.
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