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Mastering Python for Data Science by Samir Madhavan

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Chapter 2. Inferential Statistics

Before getting understanding the inferential statistics, let's look at what descriptive statistics is about.

Descriptive statistics is a term given to data analysis that summarizes data in a meaningful way such that patterns emerge from it. It is a simple way to describe data, but it does not help us to reach a conclusion on the hypothesis that we have made. Let's say you have collected the height of 1,000 people living in Hong Kong. The mean of their height would be descriptive statistics, but their mean height does not indicate that it's the average height of whole of Hong Kong. Here, inferential statistics will help us in determining what the average height of whole of Hong Kong would be, which is described ...

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