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What is Data Science?

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Data Science is a blend of various tools, algorithms, and machine learning principles with the goal to discover hidden patterns from the raw data. How is this different from what statisticians have been doing for years?

The answer lies in the difference between explaining and predicting.


Supervised Learning

Unsupervised Learning

Input data is labelled.

Input data is unlabelled.

Uses a training data set.

Uses the input data set.

Used for prediction.

Used for analysis.

Enables classification and regression.

Enables Classification, Density Estimation, & Dimension Reduction

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