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Course goals and objectives

Through hands-on experience with real problems, students will learn computing skills essential in applied statistics and in research in methodological and theoretical statistics. Topics include the Linux operating system; R and SAS (statistical computing environments); LATEX (mathematical document preparation language); reproducible research; database management; simulation methods (Monte Carlo studies, bootstrap, MCMC); statistical computing algorithms (Newton's method); interfacing to cyberinfrastructure resources.

Cowles 2017-08-09