Data Scientist Hat – Best Comments
Here are best comments on Data Scientist Hat - clearly data scientists need to wear multiple hats, including y-hat, to help protect from Hype and Overfitting.
Gregory Piatetsky, April 21, 2013.
The April 1 KDnuggets post on Data Scientist Hat has generated a lot of comments - here are the selected ones.
It seems that Data Scientists can wear many different hats!
I hope it will help protect data scientists from Evil Radiation, Hype and Overfitting!
Vincent Granville: These hats are supposed to protect you or others from something:
- Miner: hat protects head from rock falls, hitting a rock wall
- Cowboy: hat protects head from bullets or from sun
- Baker: hat protects cakes from being contaminated by hair
- Data Scientist: hat protects brain from nefarious radiations and waves
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro: Great idea ! We need a data scientist hat that will protect from Hype and Overfitting !
Jilana Rose-Silverberg: Does this mean you suggest a tinfoil hat as the data scientist hallmark?
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro: Tinfoil hat, not sure - but a good data scientist hat should protect from Hype and Overfitting :)
Bill Galen: I would suggest a Sam Spade fedora, but that's already been taken.
Panama is a close second--even for the ladies: www.pilotguides.com/images/content/tv_shows/crews/panama_columbia/panama_hat200x250.jpg
Andrew Troemner: This reminds me when I was in grad school for Economics, and one of my old high school teachers swore he would buy me the most atrocious-looking bowtie.
If neckwear is on the table, may I recommend and ascot? Not because it's particularly appropriate but just because I want to be classy while I'm pouring over Python scripts.
Mauricio Pommier Gasser: I like this hat ^ ... sorry... bad joke...
Mike O'Neil: I suggest modelling this with target being value generated over a period with a bunch of hat type variables as inputs. I think there should also be a no-hat variable, and an ordinal scruffiness variable, and a hair-length variable. I doubt the hat-type variables would be significant, but on visual evidence alone no-hat would be significant.
Barbara Lauridsen: How about a data wizard's hat style? A historical version is a tall dunce with stars design. A modern variation could be a floppy hat with huvering holigrams of tiny dynamic dashboard images. What do ya'll think?
Pradyumna Upadrashta: ...they should wear a y-hat
Marshall Presser: A real data scientist wears a helicopter beanie.
Marc de Vries: I would suggest a standard deviation from a normal distributed hat: a SUMbrero
Bill Galen: @ Marc de Vries And there's the Mexican hat filter
Pradyumna Upadrashta: ... it's fairly clear we need to be wearing multiple hats ;-)
Christine Rudolph : What about a hat made by the "Mad Hatter" ?
Think this decorated with Google glasses, a data glove, a mobile phone, RFID and labs-on-a-chip to be read with small hand-held devices like this:
Mad enough ? Definitely fit for the data deluge!