So Your Data Science Project Isn’t Working

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This is a great post not because it contains some new truth about what goes wrong on data science projects, but rather because it focuses on the emotional experience of failure for the project team. That failure can be quite frustrating and stressful. Here's the author's conclusion:

Feeling upset about these things is natural! Over time you will grow as a data scientist. You will get better at understanding the potential risks, but you can never avoid them fully. Take care of yourself and remember that you’re doing the best with what you got.

Not every data science project is fated to succeed—it's a high-variance field! If you're on a project that doesn't work, keep moving forwards.

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