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The Statistics and Calculus with Python Workshop

By : Peter Farrell, Alvaro Fuentes, Ajinkya Sudhir Kolhe, Quan Nguyen, Alexander Joseph Sarver, Marios Tsatsos
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The Statistics and Calculus with Python Workshop

By: Peter Farrell, Alvaro Fuentes, Ajinkya Sudhir Kolhe, Quan Nguyen, Alexander Joseph Sarver, Marios Tsatsos

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.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Preface

Exploratory Data Analysis

In this section, we will be referring back to the business problem that we performed some initial analysis on in the first section of this chapter, which is as follows:

The CEO of the game development company you work for has come up with a plan to strengthen the position of the company in the gaming market. From his industry knowledge and other business reports, he knows that a very effective way to attract new customers is to develop a great reputation in the mobile game space. Given this fact, he has the following plan: develop a strategy game for the iOS platform that will get a lot of positive attention, which in turn will bring a large number of new customers to the company. He is sure his plan will work if and only if the game gets great ratings from users. Since he is new in the mobile game space, he asks you for your help to answer the following question: What types of strategy games have great user ratings?

In this section, we will do some...