# Tag: Leo Breiman (3)

**Learning from 3 big Data Science career mistakes**- Feb 25, 2020.

Thinking of data science as merely a technical profession, like programming, may take you away from your goals. We explain big mistakes to avoid, including not understanding the 2 cultures of statistics, and not understanding the shift to industrial focus.**Machine Learning Classic: Parsimonious Binary Classification Trees**- Jun 14, 2016.

Get your hands on a classic technical report outlining a three-step method of construction binary decision trees for multiple classification problems.**Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures, by Leo Breiman**- Nov 28, 2013.

There are two cultures in the use of statistical modeling to reach conclusions from data. One assumes that the data are generated by a given stochastic data model. The other uses algorithmic models and treats the data mechanism as unknown - read the full paper.