Statistics is important to machine learning practitioners.
- Statistics is a prerequisite in most courses and books on applied machine learning.
- Statistical methods are used at each step in an applied machine learning project.
- Statistical learning is the applied statistics equivalent of predictive modeling in machine learning.
A machine learning practitioner cannot be eective without an understanding of basic statistical concepts and statistics methods, and an eective practitioner cannot excel without being aware of and leveraging the terminology and methods used in the sister field of statistical learning.