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Researchers are creating models that predict future outcomes by analyzing massive datasets. These data are used in various industries and fields, including healthcare (optimizing delivery routes) and transportation (optimizing route optimization), sports, ecommerce, finance, etc. Data scientists use many tools, including programming languages like Python or R, machine-learning algorithms, and data visualization software, depending on the field. They also design reports and dashboards to communicate their findings to business executives as well as other non-technical employees.

Data scientists need to understand the context of the data collection in order to make informed analytical decisions. That’s one reason why no two data scientist jobs are exactly alike. Data science is highly dependent on the objectives of the underlying process or business.

Data science applications require special tools and software. IBM’s SPSS platform, for instance includes two main products: SPSS Statistics – a statistical analysis tool with data visualization and reporting capabilities – and SPSS Modeler – a predictive analytics tool and modeling tool that allows drag-and-drop user interface and machine-learning capabilities.

Companies are industrializing their processes in order to accelerate the creation and development of machine learning models. They invest in processes, platforms, methodologies feature stores, and machine learning operations systems (MLOps). They can then deploy their models faster and find and fix any errors in the models, before they lead to costly mistakes. Data science applications frequently need to be updated to keep up with changes to the data that underlie it and evolving business requirements.