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Wanna become a Data Scientist? Get solid understanding of principles of statistics & knowledge of programming language to implement them (often Python).
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Galvanize NYC, 315 Hudson St, 2nd Fl

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Crush the Take-Home, Part 2: Intro to Stats Please note that this is a 2-day class & will take place on the consecutive evenings of Wednesday, May 24th, & Thursday, May 25thand will cover the same material as the Intro to Stats Meetup hosted last month.

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm & Thursday, May 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Are you interested in becoming a Data Scientist, but don't know where to start?

The first two steps are to have a solid understanding of the principles of statistics, & knowledge of a programming language to implement them (often Python).

Galvanize's Crush the Take-Home: Intro to Stats is designed to give you the stats knowledge required to enter our full-time, 12-week Data Science Immersive program.

Please note that space is limited & priority will be given to attendees who intend to apply for the immersive program.

Main topics covered:

Day 1: Probability, Random Variables, Probability Distributions

Day 2: Statistical inference, Hypothesis Testing, Linear Modeling, Evaluation Metrics

Day one begins with a gentle introduction to probability & the major distributions used in statistics.

On the second day, we dive further into how to make use of probability distributions for inference & hypothesis testing. We then introduce regression & classification through the use of examples. Finally, we discuss some of the commonly use methods of evaluating model results.

Because knowing Python is a prerequisite for the Data Science Immersive program, we will rely on Python libraries to explore statistics concepts & expect attendees to be able to code along.

What you need for class:

  • BYOL (fully charged). Please be ready with Python-equipped laptop capable of running jupyter notebooks.

  • If you do not have Python, we recommend installing the Anaconda distribution (for free!) with version 2.7 or higher.

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