How much statistics is enough to do data science? - Knime blog

Some people say, “The data speaks for itself.” 

But the data never speaks. And it needs interpreters. 

Data science and statistics go hand in hand. In data science, we collect, analyze, and visualize data. Statistics give us a lens on our data to spot patterns, trends, and connections. Statistics help us see when our analysis is off and ensure our analysis isn’t just based on intuition but grounded in fact. 

Statistical thinking can help you decide whether ideas, commonly believed to be sound and intuitive, are perhaps not as rational as initially perceived. While the outcome of an analysis might seem straightforward on the surface, statistical analysis allows us to delve deeper.

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