10 statistician memes to celebrate data science week

1 Oct 2015193 Shares

Data science, and pretty much all of the digital economy, is built on numbers, order and statistics. It may sound boring, but it’s true.

To celebrate data science week on Siliconrepublic.com, we’re looking at statisticians and their importance in the digital food chain.

Well, rather we’re looking at jokes and memes, to shed light on the lighter side of pie charts, averages and percentages.

Statistical knowledge is key amongst large parts of computer programming and data sciences. As Hays recently explained, data scientists all have strong educational backgrounds, with 34pc educated to PhD level.

Their experiences span science, maths and physics, and one in two comes from a research background.

These figures very much mirror the type of candidate data science employers have been seeking out in the last year, which shows a definite shift to more academic profiles than was previously sought.

The data we constantly refer to in tech and science reporting is not simply rows of numbers, it is rows of information.

It is statisticians who can read this data for what it is, add context and portray it to us lesser folk.

And it’s us lesser folk who can poke fun at them:
Statistician meme pieStatistician memes Mean girlsStatistician memes Bill ClintonStatistician memes oddsStatistician memes pyramidStatistician memes eelStatistician memes DataStatistician memes SpongebobStatistician memes birthdaysStatistician memes Paranormal distribution

Siliconrepublic.com’s Data Science Week brings you special coverage of this rapidly growing field from 28 September to 2 October 2015. Don’t miss an entry worth your analysis by subscribing to our news alerts or following @siliconrepublic and the hashtag #DataScienceWeek on Twitter.

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. Unafraid of heights or spiders, Gordon spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet remains the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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