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Mathematics and Statistics Offers Special Topics Class in R

Are you interested in learning about the free, open source R computer language and environment for statistical computing and graphics?

STAT 480: Special Topics in Statistics — R

Three hours lecture/lab (3)

Instructor: Dr. Yong Xu, Assistant Professor of Statistics

Time: Mondays 5—7:30 p.m.

Location: Walker 222

Preprequisite: Stat 301 or Stat 200 or equivalent


General Course Content:

Installation of R

Overview of Help Documentation and CSV Files

Arithmetic and Solving Equations

Creation of Variables

Data Input and Output

Data Structures, such as Lists, Factors, Matrices, and Data Frames

Probability Computations, Probability Distributions and Random Variables

Descriptive Statistics, Confidence Intervals and Classical Statistic Tests

Graphical Displays, such as Pie Charts, Bar Charts, Histograms, Stem-and-Leaf Diagrams and Scatter Plots

Linear and Nonlinear Modeling

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)


For more information contact: Dr. Jill Stewart at


Oct 19, 2012
Ann Brown
(540) 831-6277