I always had fairly good mathematical thinking (I think) and loved learning about beautiful concepts in math - but i didn't learn much at all in school (cause i had the choice). You can say i was "utilitarian" regarding learning math, i didn't do it if i didn't see how it can enrich my life.

so my knowledge of math is quite disorganized, i know more about Bayes theorem then many much simpler concepts (i know, it really shouldn't be that way).

Now i want to be able to analyze data, but i don't want to learn math that i won't use for it, if possible.

So here's my question - what basic stuff do i need to learn in order to be able to calculate probabilities, statistics, do Bayesian math, and overall do things within data analysis that I may yet be aware of?

If you also have suggestions for how to learn *those *things, after i learn the basics, it will be much appreciated.

thank you :)

This is really cool! i might go for it. even though looking at the subjects there, i understand that i meant something much more basic in "data analysis" than what it actually means :)