Using probability distributions for real world problems in R

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to answer real world problems using the following probability distributions – Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential and Chi-square

Learn how to visualize probability distributions of real world problems

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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By the end of this project, you will learn how to apply probability distributions to solve real world problems in R, a free, open-source program that you can download. You will learn how to answer real world problems using the following probability distributions – Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential and Chi-square. You will also learn the various ways of visualizing these distributions of real world problems. By the end of this project, you will become confident in understanding commonly used probability distributions through solving practical problems and you will strengthen your core concepts of data distributions using R programming language. These distributions are widely used in day-to-day life of statisticians for hypothesis testing and drawing conclusions on a population from a small sample. Additionally, in the field of data science, statistical inferences use probability distribution of data to analyze or predict trend from data. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Probability DistributionR ProgrammingvisualizationReal World Problems

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Solve and visualize real world problems using Binomial distribution

  2. Solve and visualize real world problems using Poisson distribution

  3. Solve and visualize real world problems using Normal distribution

  4. Solve and visualize real world problems using Exponential distribution

  5. Solve and visualize real world problems using Chi-Square distribution

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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