# AnalyticBridge

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# Class Summary

Statistics is about extracting meaning from data. In this class, we will introduce techniques for visualizing relationships in data and systematic techniques for understanding the relationships using mathematics.

## What will I learn?

This course does not require any previous knowledge of statistics. Basic familiarity with algebra such as knowing how to compute the mean, median and mode of a set of numbers will be helpful.

This course will cover visualization, probability, regression and other topics that will help you learn the basic methods of understanding data with statistics.

### Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is a Research Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, a Google Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the German Academy of Sciences. Thrun is best known for his research in robotics and machine learning, specifically his work with self-driving cars.

Adam spent seven years inferring and monitoring how people drive, and helping to start and buy lending businesses. Now instead of filling his days with never-ending database queries and presentations, Adam hopes to help everyone learn statistics.

# Syllabus

• ## Unit 1: Visualizing relationships in data

Seeing relationships in data and predicting based on them; dealing with noise

• ## Unit 2: Processes that generates data

Random processes; counting, computing with sample spaces; conditional probability; Bayes Rule

• ## Unit 3: Processes with a large number of events

Normal distributions; the central limit theorem; adding random variables

• ## Unit 4: Real data and distributions

Sampling distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis tests; outliers

• ## Unit 5: Systematically understanding relationships

Least squares;residuals; inference

• ## Unit 6: Understanding more complex relationships

Transformation; smoothing; regression for two or more variables, categorical variables

• ## Unit 7: Where to go next

Statistics vs machine learning; what to study next; where statistics is used
Final exam

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Hi Sebastian Thrun,

How do I access this Course: Introduction to Statistics ?

Rgds,

Channaveer.

If you go to UDACity.com, you can find this course listed on that page or search for it.

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