# why is probability and statistics a hard subject?

• From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma@xxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 23:11:14 -0800

I am taking a course in probability and statistics now. It is at the level
of upper division / first year graduate.

This is the hardest course I have ever taken so far, Yet, I am not sure why
it is hard.

Looking at the math on its own, it is hard, but manageable, upper level
calculus I would say. But for some reason, I find the whole subject hard to
do well at.

May be it requires more experience? more insight? more problem solving
practice? I do not think it is the math skills which is the problem, I think
there is something inherently hard about solving problems in probability and
statistics, which is hard for me to pint point.

you have, did it become easy for you later on? and how did this happen?

Nasser

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