# Crash Course in Statistics for Machine Learning

Last Updated on August 15, 2020

You do not need to know statistics before you can start learning and applying machine learning. You can start today.

Nevertheless, knowing some statistics can be very helpful to understand the language used in machine learning. Knowing some statistics will eventually be required when you want to start making strong claims about your results.

In this post you will discover a few key concepts from statistics that will give you the confidence you need to get started and make progress in machine learning.

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## Statistical Inference

There are processes in the real world that we would like to understand.

For example human behaviours like clicking on an add or buy a product.

They are not straightforward to understand. There are complexities and uncertainties. The process has

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