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A concise history of Data Science

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The term "Data Science" has been around longer than you might think. Gil Press has researched the evolution of the use of the term, from the first definition by Peter Naur in 1974, to Bill Cleveland's 2001 paper, and Drew Conway's "Data Science Venn Diagram", introduced in 2010. As history demonstrates, use the term has really picked up in the last couple of years, but I was surprised to learn that it's been around as a term for more than thirty years. You can read all of the major events that have shaped the concept of "Data Science" at the post below. 

What's The Big Data?: A Very Short History of Data Science