STAT 359
Statistical Computing Spring 2018
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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This course introduces a variety of computational and data-centric topics of applied statistics, which are broadly useful for acquiring, manipulating, visualizing, and analyzing data. We begin with the R language, which will be used extensively throughout the course. Then we’ll introduce a variety of other useful tools, including the UNIX environment, scripting analyses using bash, databases and the SQL language, alternative data formats, techniques for visualizing high-dimensional data, and text manipulation using regular expressions. We’ll also cover some modern statistical techniques along the way, which are made possible thanks to advances in computational power. This course is strongly computer oriented, and assignments will be project-based.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: 15
Class#: 3694
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: based primarily on projects, homework, and exams
Prerequisites: STAT 201 or 202 and CSCI 134, 135, or 136
Enrollment Preferences: juniors and seniors, Statistics majors
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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