We often tend to forget that at the end of the day, data science is a business process and that data is a business resource. Whether this business is a for-profit or a non-profit is irrelevant. The essence of the whole thing is that data science is not a typical scientific field. In fact, some would argue that it’s not a “real science” at all since it is so attached to the business world. Although these people would probably view this as a defect of the craft, I tend to look at it from a very positive aspect. After all, what constitutes a real science is often a matter of debate.
Zacharias Voulgaris, PhD
Passionate data scientist with a foxy flair when it comes to technology, technique, and tests.