Word of the day: Obliquity

Deviation from sound judgment or thinking. (Or from moral rectitude.) In astronomy, “the angle between the planes of the earth’s equator and orbit having a value of about 23°27′. ” Suggestive of indirectness, off-kilter-ness.

Word of the day: Heteroscedasticity

“Data science” is a newish field, or a new name for an old field, or maybe an umbrella name used by those of us who don’t fully grasp the bunch of tasks and jobs underneath.

A data scientist might have an IT background, or a statistics background. Generally speaking data scientists use computers to work with huge data sets and algorithms.

(Gold star for world-class oversimplification!) … More Word of the day: Heteroscedasticity