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Data drives most businesses and industries, but only when expressed properly. Data without probability and statistics might as well be an alien language. Probability and statistics allow us to gather insights from data, predict trends, and form data-driven hypotheses about the future.

This skill path introduces the basics of statistical analysis using R, including sampling, working with variables, and understanding frequency distribution tables. Additionally, you’ll learn how to use probability for analysis, and how to create and test hypotheses using significance testing.

  • Use R for statistics sampling, measuring variables, and managing distributions
  • Learn the fundamentals of probability, Bayes’ theorem, and the Naive Bayes algorithm
  • Discover how to handle probability density functions and create and support hypotheses

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How Our Probability and Statistics with R Skill Path Works

Learning R for probability and statistics with Dataquest can help you develop the technical and analytical skills you need to translate large and complex datasets into powerful statistics and plausible predictions. Data is everywhere, and it can tell us so much about many different things, but it’s useless if neglected or used improperly. That’s precisely why we’ve created this skill path⁠—to teach you the necessary skills in probability and statistics to make the most of your data.

Demand for data professionals has never been higher, and there’s currently a shortage of people with the skills to process, analyze, and interpret the data collected by virtually every industry, every day. This path will teach the skills you need to take advantage of the surge in demand, positioning yourself for future job growth.

Here’s a quick glance at our Probability and Statistics with R skill path:

  • You’ll write real code with dozens of practice problems to validate and apply your skills.
  • At the end of each course, you’ll complete a guided project to reinforce your new knowledge and expand your portfolio.
  • When you complete each course, you’ll receive a certificate that you can share with your professional network.
  • Engage with our friendly community of data professionals, get feedback on your projects, and keep building your skills.

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