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Discussion on: How important are math skills for software development?

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Christian Brintnall

It really depends on what you're working on. For instance, as someone who primarily works in devops I don't find myself frequently using math. I still believe most people should have a fairly decent grasp on advanced algebra as computer science uses quite a few concepts from there.

If you're in data science, you should probably have multivariable calculus and linear algebra / nonlinear algebra under your belt. If you're working in graphics you should definitely have at least a good grasp linear algebra.

It really depends, if you can do your job well without it though and are happy then no big deal.