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#### Overview of this book

Are you looking to start developing artificial intelligence applications? Do you need a refresher on key mathematical concepts? Full of engaging practical exercises, The Statistics and Calculus with Python Workshop will show you how to apply your understanding of advanced mathematics in the context of Python. The book begins by giving you a high-level overview of the libraries you'll use while performing statistics with Python. As you progress, you'll perform various mathematical tasks using the Python programming language, such as solving algebraic functions with Python starting with basic functions, and then working through transformations and solving equations. Later chapters in the book will cover statistics and calculus concepts and how to use them to solve problems and gain useful insights. Finally, you'll study differential equations with an emphasis on numerical methods and learn about algorithms that directly calculate values of functions. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to apply essential statistics and calculus concepts to develop robust Python applications that solve business challenges.
Preface
1. Fundamentals of Python
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2. Python's Main Tools for Statistics
3. Python's Statistical Toolbox
4. Functions and Algebra with Python
5. More Mathematics with Python
6. Matrices and Markov Chains with Python
7. Doing Basic Statistics with Python
8. Foundational Probability Concepts and Their Applications
9. Intermediate Statistics with Python
10. Foundational Calculus with Python
11. More Calculus with Python
12. Intermediate Calculus with Python

# Summary

This chapter formalized various introductory concepts in statistics and machine learning, including different types of data (categorical, numerical, and ordinal), and the different sub-categories of statistics (descriptive statistics and inferential statistics). During our discussions, we also introduced relevant Python libraries and tools that can help facilitate procedures corresponding to the topics covered. Finally, we briefly touched on a number of other Python libraries, such as statsmodels, PyMC3, and Bokeh, that can serve more complex and advanced purposes in statistics and data analysis.

In the next chapter, we will begin a new part of the book looking at mathematics-heavy topics such as sequences, vectors, complex numbers, and matrices. Specifically, in the next chapter, we will take a deep dive into functions and algebraic equations.