# Math for Data Science Beginners: Probability and Statistics

## Mathematics remains a major hindrance for beginners trying to get into data science

Mathematics remains a major hindrance for beginners trying to get into data science. Most beginners interested in getting into the field of data science are always concerned about the math requirements. Data science is a very quantitative field that requires advanced mathematics. But to get started, you only need to master a few math topics. In this series of articles, we will dive deep and discuss the essential math topics that must be reviewed before embarking on a data science journey. The topics to be covered in the series are:

**Functions****Plotting and Data Visualization****Linear Regression****Statistics and Probability****Linear Algebra**

This article will focus on Statistics and Probability. Please see links above for other articles in the series.

# Statistics and Probability

Statistics and Probability is used for visualization of features, data preprocessing, feature transformation, data imputation, dimensionality reduction, feature engineering, model evaluation, etc. This article will focus on…