I like a statement in ‘Getting Started with Data Science’ published by IBM press about Data Scientist.
Data Scientist is the unique blend of skills that can both unlock the insights of data and tell a fantastic story via the data
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The definition above made by Dr. Patil, the Chief Data Scientist of US. I agree with the author that it is inclusive of individuals of various background and training and does not restrict the definition of a data scientist to a particular tool or subject it to a certain arbitrary minimum threshold of data size.