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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Probability Theory, Statistics and Exploratory Data Analysis by National Research University Higher School of Economics

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About the Course

Exploration of Data Science requires certain background in probability and statistics. This course introduces you to the necessary sections of probability theory and statistics, guiding you from the very basics all way up to the level required for jump starting your ascent in Data Science. The core concept of the course is random variable — i.e. variable whose values are determined by random experiment. Random variables are used as a model for data generation processes we want to study. Properties of the data are deeply linked to the corresponding properties of random variables, such as expected value, variance and correlations. Dependencies between random variables are crucial factor that allows us to predict unknown quantities based on known values, which forms the basis of supervised machine learning. We begin with the notion of independent events and conditional probability, then introduce two main classes of random variables: discrete and continuous and study their properties. Finally, we learn different types of data and their connection with random variables. While introducing you to the theory, we'll pay special attention to practical aspects for working with probabilities, sampling, data analysis, and data visualization in Python. This course requires basic knowledge in Discrete mathematics (combinatorics) and calculus (derivatives, integrals)....

Top reviews

Oct 12, 2020

Very nice approach to such a vast topic , making it more understandable. Such type of interactive lectures are advisable for courses on Calculus and Algebra from the same University.

Aug 29, 2020

Ilya Schurov explains concepts very well, and this course is a great start to begin the journey into data science. Also, the inclusion of some programming is appreciated!

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By Третьяков О А

Jun 24, 2020

A wonderful introduction into probabilities. Interesting lectures and great tasks!

By Muhammad A Z

Sep 17, 2020

Excellent Experience. Professor is fantastic!

Had a good learning experience

By Roald v d H

Aug 30, 2020

Love the detailed explanations and the practical bit with Pandas. Super!

By wonseok k

Apr 9, 2020

extraordinarily good course.

good for understanding important concepts.

By Shruthan R

Jul 6, 2020

A wonderful course with concise lectures and very good assignments.

By Арсений А В

Oct 25, 2020

A perfect starting course for learning Probability Theory and more


Oct 17, 2020

Amazing experience and I have learned a lot from you. Thank you.

By Ashik K A

Jul 17, 2020

Decent into to probability and statistics.

By Mohnish V

May 3, 2020

Extremely informative, do join the course

By Shivendra P

Aug 29, 2020

Explained in simple words. great course

By Harsh K

Aug 14, 2020

The professor explains very well.


Sep 26, 2020

well designed course for seekers

By M. K K 2

Sep 14, 2020

It was easy for learning!!!!


Sep 1, 2020

Really really tough course.

By Amit R

Aug 12, 2020

It was a fantastic course

By Елизавета В

May 16, 2020

It is a great course.

By Aleksandr E

Jan 7, 2021

The author of the course communicates complex material in a very intelligible way. I recommend it to everyone who wants to get acquainted with the basics of probability theory and mathematical statistics.


Sep 28, 2020

this course is great

By thandarkyaw

Aug 24, 2020

Thank you so much.


Aug 10, 2020

best course

By Mahalingam P R

Aug 30, 2020


By MR. J T R A

May 22, 2020

Very good

By Jaskeerat S

May 20, 2020



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Oct 7, 2020