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F06 - R You Ready to Be a Data Scientist?

Session Number: 4232
Track: Track F
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Paul Turpin [BB&T]
Time: Nov 15, 2016 (02:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

Speaker Bio: Paul Turpin is a consulting database administrator for a large financial institution. He specializes in DB2 for LUW on large systems. He enjoys exploring new features and functionality in DB2. He has spoken at IDUG North America, IDUG Europe, SHARE, IBM’s Information on Demand conference, and several RUGs. Paul currently serves on the IDUG Board of Directors. He was one of IBM's inaugural Information Champions.

Audience experience level: Beginner
Presentation Platform: Cross Platform
Presentation Category: Emerging Technology (cloud, mobile, ...)
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Objective 1: What is a data scientist (and what is data science)?

Objective 2: Why would a DBA care about data science?

Objective 3: R's relationship to data science

Objective 4: How to use R with DB2

Objective 5: Favorite R functions to use with DB2

Abstract:  The job market for data scientists is hot, but what exactly are they? More importantly, how can a data scientist work with DB2? The R language is mentioned a lot in data science conversations. What is it and how do you use it with DB2? These questions and more will be answered in this session.

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