- nobody has the time and energy to re-run your humungous analysis
- it’s a black box anyway*
- you got headhunted by Uber last week
And maybe that’s one reason why there is more emphasis on having the latest shizzle in a data science job that’s more of a mixture of stats and computer science influences. I’m not taking a view that old ways are the best here, because I’m equally baffled by statisticians who refuse to learn anything new, but the lack of transparency and accountability (oh what British words!) is concerning.
* – this is not actually true, but it is the prevailing attitude