You need a minimum of two or three people to really get started with data science.
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If you read the press, they say find these unicorn data scientists that know all of these different skills. That's the idea, the cool sexy job.
In practice, I think that it's obviously really difficult. Unicorns are extremely rare.
So I like to think about how do we put the team together. How do we have someone who has a statistics background connected with someone who has an engineering background.
The stats person can think through a numerical approach, and the engineering person can think through how to ship it, or how to productionize it, or how to use git for version control and things like that.
So I think you need a minimum of two or three people to really get started with data science.