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Probability: Fundamentals in R

In our Probability: Fundamentals course using R, you will gain critical understanding of the mathematical concepts that underlie a lot of data science work. 

Working through the course, you’ll use your R programming skills and the statistics knowledge you’re learning to estimate empirical and theoretical probabilities. You’ll learn the fundamental rules of probability, and then work to solve increasingly complex probability problems.

Finally, you’ll learn about counting techniques like permutations and combinations before synthesizing all your new knowledge in a guided project building the logic for a mobile app that helps gambling addicts more accurately estimate lottery odds to help them overcome their addiction.

By the end of the course, you’ll understand the difference between theoretical and experimental probability. You’ll have experience calculating the probabilities for a variety of different events, and you’ll be able to calculate the number of permutations and combinations possible in experiment outcomes.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Estimate theoretical and empirical probabilities
  • Understand the fundamental rules of probability
  • Understand combinations and permutations

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Learn about Probability Fundamentals

Estimating Probabilities

Learn to estimate probabilities empirically and theoretically

Probability Rules

Learn about the fundamental probability rules

Probabilities of Multiple Random Experiments

Learn to solve complex probability problems involving multiple random experiments

Permutations and Combinations

Learn about the most important counting techniques

Mobile App for Lottery Addiction

Practice using probability fundamentals to help contribute to the development of a mobile app