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Building blocks of data science

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

I saw a chart on Twitter, about the precursors to data science. I was surprised to see that their graph is missing many links and entities such as computer science. Data science contributes more to statistics than the other way around. This view is biased towards making statistics the birth place of all modern data processing.

I then decided to create my own graph, summarizing my thoughts on data science. My graph is illustrated in figure 1, the other one in figure 2. Which one do you agree most with? Note that in my graph, an arrow from data science to statistics means that data science contributes to statistics. 

Figure 1: The Building Blocks of Data Science, by Vincent Granville

Figure 2: The Building Precursors to Data Science, probably by Diego Kuonen

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