Wolfram U

Introduction to Statistics

  • Interactive Course
  • 3 h
  • Beginner
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 3 h

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for statistics include Algebra I (elementary algebra) and Algebra II (intermediate algebra).

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Statistics is the branch of mathematics concerned with collecting, describing, analyzing and interpreting data and trends in science, industry and society. This course introduces techniques for data visualization and descriptive statistics, methods for calculating confidence intervals and tools for hypothesis testing. Practical examples are used to demonstrate the application of statistical methods. The topics in this course are typically found in entry-level college statistics courses and serve as great preparation for the AP Statistics exam.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language

You'll Learn To

  • Create plots, pie charts, bar charts and histograms
  • Display quantitative data using stem and leaf plots
  • Compare datasets
  • Calculate means and standard deviations
  • Work with samples and populations
  • Construct and interpret confidence intervals
  • Identify properties of the normal distribution
  • Perform hypothesis tests and use chi-square tests

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this course by watching course videos and passing the auto-graded quizzes.

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  • Level 1 Certification

    Pass the auto-graded quizzes and final exam to certify your proficiency in statistics.

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About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, quizzes, practice problems and final exams and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.