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Akash Borgalli Dec 11 2021 · 3 min read
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11. What do you understand by right skewness, Give an example?

Ans: When we draw a KDE graph of the data which shows an elongated curve at the right-hand side of the data such a type of graph is called Right-skewed data or positively skewed data. One example would be, Length of comments in the post there would be very few who would be writing long comments on a particular post compared to other average people. The relation of mean, median, mode that is shown in this below particular diagram is Mean > Median > Mode.

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12. What is the difference between Normal distribution and Std Normal Distribution and Uniform Distribution?


Normal Distribution: when you plot a graph and you see a bell-shaped curve that means the data is normally distributed and it's likely said that when you train models the machine understands relations quickly. Let’s assume that in a office employees come to the office between  8:00 am to 8:40 am. From the normal distribution data, you could figure out that many people come to the office between 8:20 am as it's at the bell curve section of the graph.

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Uniform Distribution: It means that there is an equally likely chance of everything happening. In this case, the chances of people coming to the office between 8:00 to 8:40 is equal that employees can arrive anytime between this time range. So if we subtract 8:40 – 8:00 = 40 different times that are equally likely to have employees arrive at the office.

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Standard Normal Distribution: It’s a distribution where your standard deviation is 1 and the mean is 0. It is basically used to find out suppose within 1.5 s.d away from mean..what will be its distribution which you won’t be ab;e to find out in Normal distribution which has 68-95-99 % rule. To get to know this we use the formula of Z-score. For example, you have normally distributed data of students and you know its mean and s.d.Now you want to find the probability of a student scoring more than 60% then to solve this particular problem you go for standard normal distribution where you calculate probability using a z-score.

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13. What is the different kind of Probabilistic distributions you heard of?

Ans: I have heard of Binomial Distribution, Pareto distribution, Normal Distribution, Standard Normal Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Log-Normal Distribution.

14. What do you understand by symmetric dataset?

Ans: It can be termed symmetrical if it can be divided into two equal sizes of the same shape. In short, you have data equally distributed on both sides of the mean.

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15. In your last project, were you using symmetric data or Asymmetric Data, if it's asymmetric, what kind of EDA you have performed?

Ans: There were some data symmetric so I didn’t touch on that but yes it had data that were asymmetric in nature and I tried converted figuring out whether it has outliers, eliminating those outliers, and performing standard scaling where it will transform my data where s.d =1 and mean = 0

16. Can you please tell me the formula for skewness?

Ans:  Skewness = 3*(mean-median))/standard deviation

17. Have you applied student T distribution Anywhere?

Ans: No, but I know when to use it its when your sample size is less than 30 and it's used to compare two samples and does not contain outliers.

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18. What do you understand by statistical analysis of data, Give me a scenario where you have used statistical analysis in the last projects?

Ans: I have used it in every project, It's really important to understand data so that it helps us to perform some operations that are required to generate a good machine learning model. Statistics is a blend of both descriptive as well as inferential both work hand in hand to solve a particular business requirement.

19. Can you please tell me the criterion to apply binomial distribution, with example?

Ans: You see Binomial Distribution if it's repeated for fixed no. of times where the trials are independent of each other. For example, tossing 5 coins and finding the probability of getting heads. So basically each coin will have two outcomes which are head and tails so if we do maths, possible outcomes from 5 flips would be = 32

Criteria: no. of trails and probability of heads/success.

20. There are 100 people, who are taking this particular 30 days Data science interview preparation course, what is the probability that 10 people will be able to make a transition in 1 week? If 50 people were able to make a transition in 3 weeks? (Hint: Poisson Distribution)


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