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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday October 19 2014, @02:43AM   Printer-friendly
from the Mathamagician-of-Digitopolis dept.

Jim Edwards writes at Business Insider that Google is so large and has such a massive need for talent that if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you - especially if you know how to use MatLab, a fourth-generation programming language that allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Python. The key is that data is produced visually or graphically, rather than in a spreadsheet.

According to Jonathan Rosenberg, Google's former senior vice president for product management, being a master of statistics is probably your best way into Google right now and if you want to work at Google, make sure you can use MatLab. Big data — how to create it, manipulate it, and put it to good use — is one of those areas in which Google is really enthusiastic about. The sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. When every business has free and ubiquitous data, the ability to understand it and extract value from it becomes the complimentary scarce factor. It leads to intelligence, and the intelligent business is the successful business, regardless of its size. Rosenberg says that "My quote about statistics that I didn't use [last night] but often do is, 'Data is the sword of the 21st century, those who wield it [are] the samurai.'"

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 19 2014, @09:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 19 2014, @09:17PM (#107620)

    We had never heard of MatLab, so we asked Rosenberg what it was.

    a code and data analysis and management tool.

    The writer clearly has no idea what the hell he's talking about.

    Hugh Pickens writes:

    I thought we left the other site.

  • (Score: 3) by looorg on Sunday October 19 2014, @10:26PM

    by looorg (578) on Sunday October 19 2014, @10:26PM (#107635)

    So the upside is you can get a job at Google, the backside is you are stuck doing data-analysis forever ... using Mathlab. They say post office workers go postal cause the mail just keeps coming and piling up. The postman has nothing on the amounts of data Google stores. They are both mind-numbing Sisyphus jobs or tasks. I think I'll pass.