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# 3. Descriptive Statistics

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Introduction to Data Science

## Abstract

In this chapter, we will become familiar with descriptive statistics that is comprised of concepts, terms, measures, and tools that help to describe, show, and summarize data in a meaningful way. When analyzing data, it is possible to use both descriptive and inferential statistics in order to analyze the results and draw some conclusions. We will discuss basic concepts, terms, and procedures, such as mean, median, variance, correlation, etc., to explore, describe, and summarize a given set of data.