STAT 486/586 Introduction to Statistical Computing
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The required textbook for this course is
Here are some additional free resources that may be helpful:
- Coursera Data Science Specialization
- The Statistical Sleuth
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers
- An Introduction to Statistical Learning
We will be using the Statistical Software R. I will be using RStudio as the interface to R. Although both will be available on lab computers, I suggest you install R and RStudio on your own laptop or desktop (or both).
Modern statistical computing. Topics may include: data management; spread sheets; verifying data accuracy; transferring data between software packages; data and graphical analysis with statistical software packages; algorithmic programming concepts and applications; simulation studies and resampling methods; software reliability; statistical modeling and machine learning.
The prerequisite for the course is previous enrollment in one of the following statistics (STAT) courses: 301, 326, 401, or 587.
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