"This is a review for me, as many years ago, I took several statistics courses in my doctoral program. I use these regularly, but often forget or overlook the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings. I love the clear explanations and the visualizations, plus the learning of new methods in Python and Numpy, etc. This augments what I learned in the 6 month data analytics boot camp I just graduated from. The only thing that would be helpful would be having some real data (aside from the pima data) to work with, Thanks!" - Dr. Judith Calvo
"I am new to machine learning. This course explains basic machine learning terminology that other courses skip. The step-by-step explanations put the machine learning process into perspective" - James Reynolds
The machine learning engineer is the single most in-demand job on earth, according to top job board indeed.
My name is Mike West and I'm a machine learning engineer in the applied space. I've worked or consulted with over 50 companies and just finished a project with Microsoft. I've published over 50 courses and this is 51 on Udemy. If you're interested in learning what the real-world is really like then you're in good hands.
A machine learning engineer cannot be eï¬€ective without an understanding of basic statistical concepts and statistics methods, and an eï¬€ective practitioner cannot excel without being aware of and leveraging the terminology and methods used in the sister ï¬eld of statistical learning.
Developers don’t know statistics and this is a big problem. Programmers don’t need to know and use statistical methods in order to develop software. Software engineering and computer science courses generally don’t include courses on statistics, let alone advanced statistical tests.
Machine learning practitioners eventually realize the need to master statistics. This might start with a need to better interpret descriptive statistics or data visualizations and may progress to the need to start using sophisticated hypothesis tests. The problem is, they don’t seek out the statistical information they need. Instead, they try to read through a text book on statistics or work through the material for an undergraduate course on statistics. This traditional approach is overly complicated, slow because it covers a breadth and depth of material on statistics that is beyond the needs of the machine learning practitioner.
In this course you'll learn applied statistics for machine learning. The course will focus on the knowledge of statistics you need for your machine learning projects. You'll be able to take what you've learned and apply it to your real-world problems.