Category: Data

What’s a data scientist?

I recently attended the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) in London. The very first presentation was given by Gael Varoquaux. One of the first questions he asked was an obvious one, at such an event: what’s data science? In a nutshell, Gael, described data science as a combination of statistics plus coding. Whilst the term data…

Modelling market behaviour

Life is complicated. It’s perhaps for that reason that philosophers have mused about the world for millennia. How do mathematicians deal with this complexity we encounter in the world? They seek to simplify it. By breaking down problems into their constituent parts, they become more tractable and solvable, and something that we might be able to…