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Statistical Computation


3.0 Credit, 3 Lecture, 0 Lab


Fundamental numerical methods used by statisticians; programming concepts; efficient use of software available for statisticians; simulation studies.

STAT 624

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

Manage Data

Import, export, and manipulate data in R.

Graph Data

Generate graphical representations of data in R.

Use Algorithms

Understand and perform computational algorithms for root-finding, integration, optimization, and parameter estimation.

Conduct Simulation Studies

Evaluate statistical methods using simulation studies.

Write Software

Program statistical method in R and a low-level language.

Communicate Results

Write technical documents and presentations in LaTeX and HTML.

Collaborate Using Version Control

Manage files and collaborate using the Git version control system.

Use Linux

Use Linux as a platform for statistical software development and analysis.