Statistics & Data Mining
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Charts and graphs have found their way into news, presentations, and comics, with users from art to design to statistics.
Data Mining Data Mining is an analytic process designed to explore data (usually large amounts of data - typically business or market related - also known as "big data") in search of consistent patterns and/or systematic relationships between variables, and then to validate the findings by applying the detected patterns to new subsets of data. The ultimate goal of data mining is prediction - and predictive data mining is the most common type of data mining and one that has the most direct business applications.
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I'm a statistics graduate student.