Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Chapter 1

This is a study note for the MIT Online Course 18.05

Reading 1A: Introduction

Difference between Probability and Statistics

  • Probability is logically self-contained
  • In statistics, we use probabilities to draw conclusions from data.

Two conflicting schools of statistics

  • Frequentists:
    • Measures the various outcomes of an experiment.
  • Bayesians:
    • Measures a state of knowledge or a degree of belief.

Reading 1B: Counting and Sets

Skipped, due to preivious knowledge.

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