# IIT Kanpur FREE course Essentials of Data Science With R Software - 1

**Essentials of Data Science With R Software - 1: Probability and Statistical Inference**

**IIT Kanpur**

**Overview**

IIT Kanpur has launched the online course on the Essentials of Data Science With R Software - 1: Probability and Statistical Inference. This is a 12-week course and will start from the 18th Jan 2021.

**Topics**

The following topics will be covered in this online course,

- Introduction to data science, basic calculations with R Software and probability theory
- Probability theory and random variables
- Random variables and Discrete probability distributions
- Continuous probability distributions
- Sampling distributions and Functions of random variables
- The convergence of random variables, Central limit theorems, and Law of large numbers
- Statistical inference and point estimation
- Methods of point estimation of parameters
- Point and confidence interval estimation
- Confidence interval estimation and test of hypothesis
- Test of hypothesis
- Test of hypothesis for attributes and other tests

**Eligibility**

The following candidates can apply in this course on Data science by the IIT Kanpur,

** **UG students of Science and Engineering. Students of humanities with a basic mathematical and statistical background can also do it. Working professionals in analytics can also do it.

**PREREQUISITES **

“Introduction to R Course” is preferred. A mathematics background up to class 12 is needed. Some minor statistics background is desirable.

**Speaker**

By Prof. Shalabh

**Last date**

25 Jan 2021