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# How much Math do I need to become a Data Scientist?

The topics in maths I know are calculus, linear algebra, and statistics

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A friend of mine who is studying Mathematics at the University of Ibadan,Nigeria say that I need to know Statistics &Probability, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Optimization Methods.

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You'll need a lot of Maths to become a Data Scientist. But if you just want to become a software developer or engineer, then you won't need much math in real life. What you will need will be problem solving, logic building, and a creative mind.

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If you really want to become a Data Scientist...who cares? You can learn the math you need just like you learn coding. Good Luck on your journey 🍀😊

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As data scientist you need to use logical and statistical methods to analyze data. For example you can make physical simulations to find relationships between features. I think basic knowledge of statistics are a part of mathematics but not only. I hope that helps.

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As a Data scientist you will be using a large number of libraries making the calculations for you what you really need it to understand and improve mathematics understand it's not know a bunch of formulas it's about know how to use past data to give predict outcomes

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not much. but the more math you know, the better programmer you wiil get

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The trinity is Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Calculus.

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If you know that x = 5 means x can be used in order to reference 5
You can be data scientist as we use that expression x with for example additional keywords as computer need to be told that you want x = 5 so when we use x you replace that with 5
const x = 5 is like x = 5 in school math const is for a PC and if a teacher was a PC we were going to use const also from school...
Meaning you do it with understanding of math that you already know...
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