Course Guide

‘Lecture notes’ for the course.

Learning Outcomes

STAT 545A

  • Introduction to R and the RStudio IDE: scripts, the workspace, RStudio Projects, daily workflow
  • Generate reports from R scripts and R Markdown
  • Coding style, file and project organization
  • Data frames or “tibbles” are the core data structure for data analysis: care for them with the tidyverse
  • Data visualization with ggplot2
  • How to write functions and work with R in a functional style
  • Version control with Git; collaboration via GitHub

STAT 547M

  • Be the boss of non-numeric data, esp. character and factor
  • Interactive pages, apps, and graphics with Shiny
  • Get data off the web and expose data, code, results on the web
  • Distribute data and code via an R package
  • Automate an analytical pipeline, e.g. via Make

Course Structure

The course consists of lectures, which we call “class meetings”. We also provide office hours.

Timeline

 
 
 
 
 

STAT 547M

Woodward IRC Room 5

February 5, 2020 – April 8, 2020 Tuesdays, Thursdays 1100-1230
 
 
 
 
 

STAT 545A

ESB 2012

September 3, 2019 – October 17, 2019 Tuesdays, Thursdays 0930-1100

Evaluation

Click on the following assessments to learn more about how your STAT 545A and STAT 547M grades are determined. Weights for each are indicated below.

Auditing students: you must still complete and submit all assessments, to be graded on a pass/fail basis.

Teaching Team

Office hours can be found here.

Instructors

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Dr. Firas Moosvi

Instructor for STAT 545A and STAT 547M

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Dr. Vincenzo Coia

Instructor for STAT 545A

Teaching Assistants

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Alejandra Virgen-Urcelay

Teaching assistant for STAT 545A

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Hossameldin (Hossam) Mohammed

Teaching assistant for STAT 545A

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Victor Yuan

Teaching assistant for STAT 545A

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Yulia Egorova

Teaching assistant for STAT 545A

Contact

Contact the teaching team through GitHub Issues in one of these three venues; use email if your message really ought to be private.

Find out who you should be contacting for what.

Announcements

Discussion related to course happenings.

Discussion

Discussion related to course content.

Your Homework Repository on GitHub

Discussion related to your submissions.

Resources

Textbook

Used to be the STAT 545 ‘Topics tab’

FAQ

For prospective students.

Attribution

Jenny Bryan deserves a huge amount of credit for founding and developing both STAT 545A and 547M over many years, along with her TA’s. Thank you!


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