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00:00 Intro
00:59 Arithmetic
01:33 Algebra
02:30 Descriptive Statistics
03:57 Probability Distributions
07:19 Regression - Advanced Statistics
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What? Every other number.", 'start': 47.103, 'duration': 3.943}, {'end': 59.098, 'text': 'Hey, can you jump on cleaning that data science job data that boss keeps bugging us about? Totes.', 'start': 53.635, 'duration': 5.463}, {'end': 59.999, 'text': 'Thanks, Luke.', 'start': 59.379, 'duration': 0.62}], 'summary': 'Coursera sponsored video on data science concepts and problem-solving.', 'duration': 27.268, 'max_score': 32.731, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/tBfIh3VQX2o/pics/tBfIh3VQX2o32731.jpg'}, {'end': 101.651, 'src': 'embed', 'start': 72.506, 'weight': 1, 'content': [{'end': 75.688, 'text': 'So for this, we have some data science job data that we want to clean up.', 'start': 72.506, 'duration': 3.182}, {'end': 78.09, 'text': 'Specifically, we want to calculate the total pay.', 'start': 75.808, 'duration': 2.282}, {'end': 84.255, 'text': 'Right now we have the base pay and the bonus pay, and we need to use basic addition of the two so we can get the total pay.', 'start': 78.61, 'duration': 5.645}, {'end': 93.003, 'text': 'We can then use some more advanced arithmetic to take it a step further and find the average 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And I feel like understanding the basics of probability and statistics are good enough for my job.", 'start': 366.694, 'duration': 6.545}, {'end': 379.484, 'text': 'And this actually leads into the sponsor of this video, Coursera, and more specifically, the course I took to refresh my knowledge in all this.', 'start': 373.419, 'duration': 6.065}, {'end': 383.267, 'text': 'Working as a data analyst, I can comfortably say I use math on a daily basis.', 'start': 379.584, 'duration': 3.683}], 'summary': 'A data analyst emphasizes using basic probability and statistics for their job, with a nod to a course from coursera.', 'duration': 28.602, 'max_score': 354.665, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/tBfIh3VQX2o/pics/tBfIh3VQX2o354665.jpg'}, {'end': 430.016, 'src': 'embed', 'start': 401.12, 'weight': 0, 'content': [{'end': 406.183, 'text': 'Either way, in both scenarios, Having a core and basic understanding of mathematics is key for the job.', 'start': 401.12, 'duration': 5.063}, {'end': 406.983, 'text': 'Because of this,', 'start': 406.223, 'duration': 0.76}, {'end': 413.987, 'text': 'I think this Introduction to Statistics course from Stanford University on Coursera is not only great for veterans like me that want to refresh their knowledge,', 'start': 406.983, 'duration': 7.004}, {'end': 415.968, 'text': "but it's also great for beginners.", 'start': 413.987, 'duration': 1.981}, {'end': 424.413, 'text': 'It not only covers and goes into detail with statistics and probability, it also goes into a lot more reasoning and theory behind these mathematics.', 'start': 416.128, 'duration': 8.285}, {'end': 430.016, 'text': 'So you have a stronger foundation in not only explaining your work, but also defending your work to those math nerds.', 'start': 424.533, 'duration': 5.483}], 'summary': 'Introduction to statistics course from stanford university on coursera is beneficial for veterans and beginners, providing a strong foundation in mathematics.', 'duration': 28.896, 'max_score': 401.12, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/tBfIh3VQX2o/pics/tBfIh3VQX2o401120.jpg'}, {'end': 490.125, 'src': 'heatmap', 'start': 459.949, 'weight': 1, 'content': [{'end': 460.93, 'text': 'Oh, I regress.', 'start': 459.949, 'duration': 0.981}, {'end': 462.127, 'text': 'No two.', 'start': 461.747, 'duration': 0.38}, {'end': 464.769, 'text': "All right, so let's get into regression.", 'start': 462.167, 'duration': 2.602}, {'end': 470.132, 'text': 'This is a part of statistics that uses one or multiple variables to explain another variable.', 'start': 464.809, 'duration': 5.323}, {'end': 476.957, 'text': "So in our work case with two, let's try to use a variable to help explain or even predict what the total pay of data analysts should be.", 'start': 470.172, 'duration': 6.785}, {'end': 481.259, 'text': 'Years of experience seems to be one of the best starting points for using to predict this.', 'start': 477.037, 'duration': 4.222}, {'end': 485.722, 'text': 'From here we can use linear regression or, in the case of Power BI, a trend line,', 'start': 481.339, 'duration': 4.383}, {'end': 490.125, 'text': 'in order to get a predictor of what salaries should be based on years of experience.', 'start': 485.722, 'duration': 4.403}], 'summary': "Regression uses variables to predict total pay; 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No! Hey, Tu, so you've obviously had a lot of experience with data analytics.", 'start': 546.249, 'duration': 5.525}, {'end': 556.518, 'text': 'What would you say are areas that are important, or maybe not so important, for data analysts?', 'start': 552.334, 'duration': 4.184}, {'end': 565.502, 'text': "Generally, from my experience, I didn't really use a lot of calculus as a data analyst, mostly just enough to understand how linear regression works.", 'start': 556.9, 'duration': 8.602}], 'summary': 'Exploring new modeling techniques for data analytics, limited use of calculus.', 'duration': 29.781, 'max_score': 535.721, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/tBfIh3VQX2o/pics/tBfIh3VQX2o535721.jpg'}, {'end': 579.226, 'src': 'heatmap', 'start': 556.9, 'weight': 0.846, 'content': [{'end': 565.502, 'text': "Generally, from my experience, I didn't really use a lot of calculus as a data analyst, mostly just enough to understand how linear regression 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years of experience.', 'Explaining the concept of R-squared as a metric to evaluate the percentage of years of experience explained by the movement in salary, with the model exhibiting a low R-squared value of 0.11, indicating the need for further exploration and potential model refinement.', 'Highlighting the importance of descriptive statistics and probability distribution for data analysts, emphasizing their role in exploring, summarizing, and understanding data on a day-to-day basis.', 'Noting the minimal relevance of calculus and discrete math for data analysts, as they are more pertinent to individuals involved in machine learning or software engineering.', "Acknowledging Tu's expertise in data analytics and her significant contribution to the video, while also recommending viewers to check out her video on mathematics and data science."]}], 'duration': 245.363, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/tBfIh3VQX2o/pics/tBfIh3VQX2o354665.jpg', 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