Connect - Learn - Earn - Fundraise
First time here? Checkout the FAQs!
x

*Math Image Search only works best with zoomed in and well cropped math screenshots. Check DEMO

1 like 0 dislike
94 views
Do I need to know statistics for data science?
in Data Science & Statistics by Platinum (132,156 points) | 94 views

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike
Best answer

The importance of having a solid grasp over essential concepts of statistics and probability cannot be overstated. Many practitioners in the field actually consider classical (non-neural network) machine learning to be nothing but statistical learning. The subject is vast, and focused planning is critical to cover the most essential concepts:
- Data summaries and descriptive statistics, central tendency, variance, covariance, correlation
- Basic probability: basic idea, expectation, probability calculus, Bayes' theorem, conditional probability
- Probability distribution functions: uniform, normal, binomial, chisquare, Student's t-distribution, central limit theorem
- Sampling, measurement, error, random number generation
- Hypothesis testing, A/B testing, confidence intervals, p-values
- ANOVA, t-test
- Linear regression, regularization

 

Where You Might Use It
In interviews. If you can show you've mastered these concepts, you will impress the other side of the table fast. And you will use them nearly every day as a data scientist.

by Platinum (132,156 points)
selected by

Related questions

1 like 0 dislike
1 answer
1 like 0 dislike
1 answer
1 like 0 dislike
1 answer
0 like 0 dislike
0 answers
0 like 0 dislike
1 answer
asked Feb 16 in Advertising & Marketing by Gauss Diamond (58,683 points) | 107 views
0 like 0 dislike
1 answer
0 like 0 dislike
1 answer
0 like 0 dislike
1 answer
0 like 0 dislike
0 answers
0 like 0 dislike
1 answer
2 like 0 dislike
1 answer
1 like 0 dislike
1 answer
0 like 0 dislike
1 answer

Join the MathsGee Learning Club where you get study and financial support for success from our community. CONNECT - LEARN - FUNDRAISE


On the MathsGee Learning Club, you can:


1. Ask questions


2. Answer questions


3. Vote on Questions and Answers


4. Start a Fundraiser


5. Tip your favourite community member(s)


6. Create Live Video Tutorials (Paid/Free)


7. Join Live Video Tutorials (Paid/Free)


8. Earn points for participating



Posting on the MathsGee Learning Club


1. Remember the human


2. Behave like you would in real life


3. Look for the original source of content


4. Search for duplicates before posting


5. Read the community's rules




CLUB RULES


1. Answers to questions will be posted immediately after moderation


2. Questions will be queued for posting immediately after moderation


3. Depending on how many posts we receive, you could be waiting up to 24 hours for your post to appear. But, please be patient as posts will appear after they pass our moderation.


MathsGee Android Q&A