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Data Scientist Interview Questions in Santa Clara, CA

"Every business collects data, and it's the job of the data scientist to analyze, interpret, and communicate that information in a way that will help drive company decisions. In an interview, expect to answer technical questions about your ability to perform quantitative tests as well as create clear visualizations of large, complex data sets. Come ready to discuss past projects you've worked on and how you communicate data findings clearly and concisely in order to help solve business-related problems."

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How to predict the PDF or CDF of a target based on given data set?

The asked a question about set cover.

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Write hadoop map/reduce to compute product of N matrices (note, this was the question asked by the 2nd interviewer. I would have written some code if he hadn't asked "do you know what a matrix is?") Those guys really know how to insult others

Several image classification, noise removal, and transformation questions.

Write down a function that received 1- s: string 2- k: int and returns the top k most frequent words in the string.

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They asked a case study on data analytics, given certain data what kind of problems can be answered using the available data.