Exploring and Visualizing Data


Units: 6


This course covers the fundamentals of statistical exploration and visualization of data. We will fit models and produce specialized graphs to explore data in a detailed and statistics-oriented manner. This course also serves as a crash course in R, a widely used statistical programming language. An introduction to statistics such as 90-711 or 95-796 must be taken as a prerequisite; otherwise, consent of the instructor is required.

Learning Outcomes:

1. How to use R to perform basic data manipulation such as filtering, aggregating, and organizing data sets, and for production of graphics 2. How transformations, model fits, and residuals can be used to explore and check statistical assumptions about data

Prerequisites Description:

an introductory class in statistics, such as 95796, 90711, or 90707 or equivalent