Statistics is an important component of data science. Thus, it would be nice to have some resources available.

### Learn Statistics For Free Online

Well, here is a list of free statistics resources available online. All of these are fairly introductory, but I am guessing more advanced topics will be coming from these same organizations.

- Khan Academy Statistics
- Coursera Statistics One by Princeton – I am guessing a Statistics Two will be offered as well
- Udacity – Intro to Statistics

### Not-Free Resources

In addition to the free resources online, there are other options as well.

- Statistics.com – courses are about $400-$500 but programs lead to certificates
- Most all local colleges will offer courses in statistics

What other resources are available for learning statistics?

Ivan BrusicJuly 25, 2012 at 11:57 amThe O’Reilly book “Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers” is available online for free at http://greenteapress.com/thinkstats/

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Paras DoshiJuly 30, 2012 at 3:02 amVideos on Statistics on Khan Academy is a great place to start! Thanks for sharing other links – should be helpful

Ryan SwanstromJuly 30, 2012 at 8:11 amThanks for sharing.

Brijesh bolarAugust 18, 2012 at 3:04 amIn the Non-Free resources one of the great online lectures / tutorials that I have come across is the General Statistics course offered by Educator.com. I am personally using it so I find it good. There are two statistics courses – General Statistics and AP statistics. General Statistics is very comprehensive and also include excel usage for stats.

http://www.educator.com/learn/mathematics/statistics/son/

The course fee is just $10 per month (and you get access to all their courses).. The courses are more structured. Personally I do not prefer Khan Academy coz for a newbie to stats it just solves the stats problem without really teaching the fundamental theory or concepts of stats.

Other lectures for learning stats are – (around 24 lectures, approx)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWrgEjXGzfg

David Mease lecture on stats are specific for Data Mining and it also cover R software. I would say before attending his sessions get your stat skills brushed up. (around 20 lectures, approx)

Ryan SwanstromAugust 18, 2012 at 1:41 pmThanks. I am not familiar with Educator.com. I will have to take a look.

Ryan