STSCI 3520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to statistical computing. The class will cover the basics of programming; numerical methods for optimization and linear algebra and their application to statistical estimation, generating random variables, bootstrap, jackknife and permutation methods, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian inference and computing with latent variables.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisites: BTRY 3080 or MATH 4710, enrollment in MATH 2220 and MATH 2240 or equivalents.

Outcomes
  • Students will be able to enter, manipulate and plot data and run basic statistical analyses in R.
  • Students will be able to implement estimators for non-standard statistical problems in R.
  • Students will be able to simulate random variables and random experiments in R.
  • Students will be able to design and implement Monte Carlo methods to evaluate integrals and perform simulations.
  • Students will be able to design and conduct appropriate resampling methods to estimate sampling variance for statistical estimates.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BTRY 3520

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10420STSCI 3520  LEC 001

  • BTRY 3080, enrollment in Math 2220 and Math 2240 or equivalents.

  • 10421STSCI 3520  LAB 401

  • 18455STSCI 3520  LAB 402