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Probability and Statistics in Data Science using Python

University of California, San Diego via edX

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Found in Data Science
  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Effort 10-12 hours a week
  • Duration 10 weeks long
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Overview

The job of a data scientist is to glean knowledge from complex and noisy datasets.

Reasoning about uncertainty is inherent in the analysis of noisy data. Probability and Statistics provide the mathematical foundation for such reasoning.

In this course, part of the Data Science MicroMasters program, you will learn the foundations of probability and statistics. You will learn both the mathematical theory, and get a hands-on experience of applying this theory to actual data using Jupyter notebooks.

Concepts covered included: random variables, dependence, correlation, regression, PCA, entropy and MDL.

Taught by

Alon Orlitsky

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Reviews for edX's Probability and Statistics in Data Science using Python Based on 8 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
A BIG Thank you to Professors of this course Alon Orlitsky & Yoav Freund & TAs! This is the most interesting course on Probability and Statistics for Data Science compared to similar courses on Coursera, Udacity and Udemy.

Its been a great course with regular discussion on the questions and topics. The lecture videos are presented really well with

= Motivation: Why is the topic important

= Interpretations: Almost every problem can be done in at least 2 ways and cross-checked.

=Applications!

There are many graded and ungraded que…
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Ronny W
by Ronny completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This review was written after finishing 7 of the 10 sessions.

The schedule is unreliable, with many delays (3 weeks of delay after 7 weeks). This is a boring course, too many mathematical proofs, with long-winded videos and dull scholarly examples with coins, dices and cards. The slides and the python notebooks that are discussed in the videos are not always available for download.

The assignments are not practical and engaging enough. No interactions on the discussion forum, and absent TAs. The videos and assignments contain mistakes, what is worse is that these m…
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I have received a passing grade on the course and finished 9 out of 10 weeks now on the verified track (10th week is not available now due to a delay, which is very typical for majority of the weeks on first iteration of this class).

I have to say the course is quite comprehensive and both broad and deep in probability and statistics. However, in my believe it is too theoretical rather than practical.

In order to pass the course (and this is consistent with a ton of feedback on the learners forums on the verified track) - one needs to spend 20-30 hours per week, which…
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
If you do not have time to kill, I would give you a friendly advice to choose other courses on probs and stats. The lecture videos are pretty lengthy, some even reaching an hour, only for you to eventually realize that there is a disconnect between what is being shared in the lecture and the things being asked in the problem sets. As such, you will most likely find yourself doing another couple hours of reading other online resources or printed books.

The problems sets are very challenging. I think it was designed to make people feel stressed. Often you will find yourself working…
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course is awful. The lecture material does not give you a good understanding of the material and you will have to go to other sources (youtube etc.) to figure out how to answer the questions on the problem sets. You will also need to spend upwards of 20 hours/week instead of the 10-12 hours/week claimed by this course.

The programming assignments are also non-intuitive and could be handled much better.

There are much better ways of handling a course like this and I am severely disappointed with this course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
PHENOMENAL course! I took this as part of the DataScience MicroMasters on edX. One of the things I can say which might be unique is that I haven't had any math past high school Algebra. I took a little different path to a professional career (start-up) and therefore missed university. I was able to complete this with a little grit and determination. The instructors did a fantastic job covering all the concepts, with light overviews of the basics when needed. Highly suggested for those wanting to pursue Data Science careers or skills.
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Michael H
by Michael completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This course is demanding. There are 13 sections and each one has 5 to 7 videos, with each of them being up to 30+ minutes long.

I did it in Audit mode (ie I didn't pay anything and didn't do the final exam in proctored mode).

Given that, it is amazing value. A huge effort has gone into these videos. They may take their time, but they are thorough and very well explained.

I did this course as a teacher who has done many other MOOCS and wanted an update on my understanding of the topics of probability and statistics done with a hefty dose of mathematical…
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is great. Professors are doing their best. Other staffs also reply to questions within 1 day mostly.

But the protocoled exam is terrible. It crashed 10min after it started. I feel all my effort was wasted only due to this terrible exam software provided by third party.
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