STAT400: Statistical Computing

Fall 2019

Dr. Andee Kaplan
208 Statistics Building
Lectures: TR 9:30am - 10:45am in Military Sciences 115
Office Hours: W 10am - 11am, R 11am - 12pm in Statistics 208

Statistical computing is at the interface between statistics (mathematical statistics), mathematics (numerical analysis) and computer science (programming and optimization).

What can we do when a statistical estimate is not available in closed form?

Answer: Compute our way out of it!

Goals for the Course:

  1. Be able to use R and RStudio to implement traditional and state-of-the-art methods in computational statistics.
  2. Be able to recognize when these methods are required.
  3. Have an enhanced understanding of statistics.