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I have a question about statistic type of employment if you care to answer it.

My question is in statistics type careers does programming matter more or does mathematical knowledge of statistics matter more?

What I mean is that a statistic person tries to describe the data like the average age of a corona virus fatalality. So statistics I do not think you have to develop software and know various programming languages. The focus is more on describing data and python libraries or R libraries are used to make chart and bar plot to make the data more transparent. Trying to find I guess important things about data like the average weight of corona virus patient, the amount of deaths in the USA things like that.

So while there is some programming in statistics occupations you do not need to as much programming as a software developer who has to know data structures, things like different types int,long short boolean, and algorithms like sorting searching through a list.

I hope my post makes sense.

As a biostatistician for a consulting firm for the pharmaceutical industry (and who has been working from home continuously for the past 5 years, and working remotely for the past 10 or so years)... And (surprisingly, given the current circumstances) I am still getting contacted from hiring managers and recruiters for open positions in statistics/biostatistics.

I have a question about statistic type of employment if you care to answer it.

My question is in statistics type careers does programming matter more or does mathematical knowledge of statistics matter more?

What I mean is that a statistic person tries to describe the data like the average age of a corona virus fatalality. So statistics I do not think you have to develop software and know various programming languages. The focus is more on describing data and python libraries or R libraries are used to make chart and bar plot to make the data more transparent. Trying to find I guess important things about data like the average weight of corona virus patient, the amount of deaths in the USA things like that.

So while there is some programming in statistics occupations you do not need to as much programming as a software developer who has to know data structures, things like different types int,long short boolean, and algorithms like sorting searching through a list.

I hope my post makes sense.

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