140.776.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Roger Peng
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • install and configure software necessary for a statistical programming environment
    • Discuss generic programming language concepts as they are implemented in a high-level statistical language
    • write and debug programs using R
    • build and organize a software package with documentation for publishing on the internet
    • Discuss and implement basic statistical computing algorithms
  • Course Description

    Covers practical issues in statistical computing. Includes programming in R, calling complied code from R, accessing R libraries, creating R packages with documentation, debugging, organizing and commenting code, and literate statistical programming. Topics in statistical data analysis and optimization provide working examples.

  • Intended Audience
    Degree candidates in the Department of Biostatistics
  • Methods of Assessment
    Method of student evaluation based on projects
  • Prerequisites
    140.621 or equivalent
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    There are no required texts for this class.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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