STAT400: Statistical Computing

Fall 2021

Dr. Andee Kaplan
Lectures: TR 9:30am - 10:45am Natural Resources 108
Office Hours: TR 11:30am - 12:30pm Online via Zoom (see Canvas for link)

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.