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Fall 2020
Jan 25, 2021
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STAT 54500 - Introduction To Computational Statistics
Credit Hours: 3.00. This introductory course covers the fundamentals of computing for statistics and data analysis. It starts with a brief overview of programming using a general purpose compiled language (C) and a statistics-oriented interpreted language (R). The course proceeds to cover data structures and algorithms that are directly relevant to statistics and data analysis and concludes with a computing-oriented introduction to selected statistical methods. A significant part of the course involves programming and hands-on experimentation demonstrating the covered techniques, ration, and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
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Offered By: College of Science
Department: Statistics

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Given a straightforward data manipulation problem, decide on what elementary data structures to use, write down an algorithm for a solution as a pseudocode, and analyze its computational complexity. 2. Implement an algorithm using C and/or R code, understand, modify, and if needed perform basic debugging of the existing code. 3. Understand and implement the computational techniques of numerical optimization, matrix manipulation, sampling, logistic regression, and EM algorithm.

May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours

GR-STAT 54500 Requisites

General Requirements:

Student Attribute: GR
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: STAT 51600
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.
Course or Test: STAT 51700
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently.
Rule: 1.: CS 15900 or 17700 for a total of 1 conditions )
CS 15900
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently. CS 17700
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently. End of rule 1.

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