Necessary mathematical skills for Machine Learning and Data analysis



I would like to know what are the necessary mathemical skills that a person must have to enter into machine learning and data science. Please answer keeping in mind that I would want to enter into research work later in life. Though most of the skills can be picked up later still its better to have them under your belt beforehand.



Hi @NSS,

Remember this, Data Science is not “Rocket Science”. You don’t have to be a math geek to excel here, but a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to use data science skills in your field of interest.

If you are interested to pursue a career closely relating to Machine learning/Data science, I would recommend you to follow this learning path to get a good enough grasp on the basics.

PS: Here are some good books on stats/maths you might find helpful

Learning Math in Datascience