Inferential statistics

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Inferential statistics

What is Inferential statistics?

Inferential statistics is a branch of statistics that focuses on making inferences and drawing conclusions about a population from a sample of data. It is used to make estimates and projections about a population based on limited information. Unlike descriptive statistics which only seeks to summarise and organise the information in a data set. descriptive statistics which only seeks to summarize and organize the information in a data set.

In artificial intelligence and machine learning, inferential statistics is used to make generalisations from a sample of data for the entire population, and to make predictions about future outcomes based on historical data. For example, it can be used to predict user behaviour on a digital platform, the demand for a product, or the efficacy of a medical treatment.

Some of the most common inferential statistics techniques include hypothesis testing, confidence interval, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. These techniques allow data scientists to make informed decisions about a data set and make accurate predictions.

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