Fall 2021 - STAT 260 D100

Overview

• Course Times + Location:

Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• Exam Times + Location:

Dec 20, 2021
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• Prerequisites:

One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, or POL 201, with a grade of at least C- or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: STAT 261.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the R programming language for data science. Exploring data: visualization, transformation and summaries. Data wrangling: reading, tidying, and data types. No prior computer programming experience required. Students who have taken STAT 341 or STAT 360 first may not then take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

STAT 261 LABs will start on Tuesday Sept 14th and will run until Wednesday Dec 1st. There will not be any LABs on Wednesday Sept 8th nor Tuesday Dec 7.

 Week Number STAT 260 STAT 261 1 Getting started: installing R, RStudio, the tidyverse and other packages, RStudio projects, RMarkdown files and basics In-class exercises for setting up R 2 and 3 Exploring Data: visualisation Using ggplot to create plots of different types of data 4 Exploring Data: transformation and summary statistics Plotting transformed data (e.g., bar plots, smoothed functions) 5 Data Wrangling: data frames and tibbles, importing data Reading in data in different formats 6 Data Wrangling: tidy data Cleaning a messy data set 7 Data Wrangling: relational data Linking multiple data sets 8 Data Wrangling: strings Handling text data 9 Data Wrangling: factors, dates and times Handling factors and date and time data 10 Programming: functions Writing functions to minimize code length, prevent bugs, and improve readability 11 Programming: vectors Types of vectors and incorporating vectors in functions 12 Programming: vectors For loops 13 Summary Summary

Mode of teaching:
• Lecture: BothSynchronous and Asynchronous
• Lab: Synchronous
• Quizzes: Synchronous; Date: TBA
• Final exam: Synchronous; date: TBA
• Remote invigilation (Zoom, or other approved software) will be used.

• Quizzes 50%
• Final Exam 50%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Students with Disabilities:
Students requiring accommodations as a result of disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning 778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca

Tutor Requests:
Students looking for a tutor should visit hhttps://www.sfu.ca/stat-actsci/all-students/other-resources/tutoring.html. We accept no responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken related to tutors.