About The Course
Frequently Asked Questions
- What resources will I need for this class?
A computer is needed on which the R software environment can be installed (recent Mac, Windows, or Linux computers are sufficient).
- Is there a textbook for the class?
There is no required textbook for the class and all materials will be provided. There are, however, a few suggested readings.
- How is this course different from “Data Analysis”?
This course will focus on developing the programming skills necessary for managing data and for implementing statistical methods. The course will not focus on teaching properties of specific statistical algorithms unless they are used to demonstrate important programming techniques. Some of the topics covered in this course are relevant to the “Data Analysis” course but the two do not need to be taken in sequence.