Summarizing Data and Deducing Probabilities

by Janani Ravi

This course covers the most important aspects of exploratory data analysis using different univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistics from Excel and Python, including the use of Naive Bayes' classifiers and Seaborn to visualize relationships.

What you'll learn

Data science and data modeling are fast emerging as crucial capabilities that every enterprise and every technologist must possess these days. Increasingly, different organizations are using the same models and the same modeling tools, so what differs is how those models are applied to the data. So, it is really important that you know your data well.

In this course, Summarizing Data and Deducing Probabilities, you will gain the ability to summarize your data using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistics in a range of technologies.

First, you will learn how measures of mean and central tendency can be calculated in Microsoft Excel and Python. Next, you will discover how to use correlations and covariances to explore pairwise relationships. You will then see how those constructs can be generalized to multiple variables using covariance and correlation matrices.

You will understand and apply Bayes' Theorem, one of the most powerful and widely-used results in probability, to build a robust classifier.

Finally, you will use Seaborn, a visualization library, to represent statistics visually.  

When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to use univariate, bivariate, and multivariate descriptive statistics from Excel and Python in order to find relationships and calculate probabilities.

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About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providin... more

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