# Data Science Prerequisites

Data scientists basically use their expertise of**statistics and modeling**to develop data into applicable insights about everything from

**commodity development**to customer retention to new market opportunities. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required to pursue a

**Data Science**course. If you are a data science aspirant, you should first understand that you need to have a powerful

**exposure in mathematics**and computer-programming. Also,

**statistics**is one of the main subject that an aspirant has to be well versed in to get into the world of

**Data Science**. But generally speaking, you need to have the following skill set:

**Mathematical Modeling :**Linear algebra and calculus would be considered the most basic.**Statistics :**Key concepts include regression, probability distributions, and statistical significance.**Computer Programming :**Python and R.

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