I have developed 15 principles for my daily work as a data scientist. These are the principles that I personally follow :
1- Do not lie with data and do not bullshit: Be honest and frank about empirical evidences. And most importantly do not lie to yourself with data
2- Build everlasting tools and share them with others: Spend a portion of your daily work building tools that makes someone’s life easier. We are freaking humans, we are supposed to be tool builders!
3- Educate yourself continuously: you are a scientist for Bhudda’s sake. Read hardcore math and stats from graduate level textbooks. Never settle down for shitty explanations of a method that you receive from a coworker in the hallway. Learn fundamentals and you can do magic. Read recent papers, go to conferences, publish, and review papers. There is no shortcut for this.
4- Sharpen your skills: learn one language well…
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