When did statistical analysis and curve fitting became known as data science? And who is a data scientist? What do these “scientists” do?
Understanding business problems, gathering data, cleaning it up (toughest job ever), merging datasets which have conflicting info, fuzzy matching them, creating master datasets, exploratory analysis, curve fitting, model evaluation and improvement iterations, residual understanding and partial probability computation, statistical significance, and then converting everything to layman terms so software developers/business teams can understand and deploy those models in place.
This is what data scientists do. Yes, I do this every single day.