April Events: DataFest and more

April is a busy month for statistics at Vassar!  In addition to the 48-hour competition DataFest (registration is closed, but everyone is welcome to stop by Kenyon to check things out!), there will be a couple of interesting statistics-related lectures.  Check the Events page for more.

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Statsketball Tournament 2017

Do you love sports (specifically basketball), statistics, and competitions?  If so, join the Statsketball Tournament 2017, hosted by the  This is Statistics and The American Statistical Association.  Your goal is to predict the outcome of the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, using statistics rather than luck.  Check out this page for more details.

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Statistics courses for fall 2016

For the basic offerings, there are two sections each of Econ 209, Math 141, and Psyc 200. There are quite a few additional statistics-related course offerings in Math, including a new course (347) on Bayesian statistics!

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Statistics courses for spring 2016

There will be one section of Econ 209, two sections of Math 141, and two sections of Psyc 200 this coming spring.

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Upcoming events

Check out the events page for information on an upcoming electronic undergraduate statistics research conference (October 2, 2015) and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics Henry Seely White Lectures by Susan Murphy, statistician at the University of Michigan and MacArthur Fellow (February 18-19, 2016).

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BIOL 106 R and statistics resources

Check out the new page for BIOL 106: Introduction to Biological Investigation. You will find handouts and video tutorials to help guide you through getting familiar with using R in general, but specifically with using the Vassar web server of RStudio. You will find help with everything from importing your data to running linear regressions and ANOVA’s.

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Courses for Fall, 2015

The following introductory statistics courses will be offered this fall:  Econ 209 (two sections), Math 141 (two sections, one of which is cross-listed with Biology), and Psyc 200 (two sections).  These may fill up, so be sure to request the section you want during preregistration April 13-24!

Not sure which statistics course you should take next semester, or if you need to take one?  Be sure to check out this website for information, and you can also contact a faculty member for advice (see “Faculty” link above).

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Courses for 2014-15

This fall, the following introductory statistics courses are being offered:  Econ 209 (two sections), Psyc 200 (two sections).  These courses are already full or nearly full, so if you’re not already enrolled, you might have to wait until the spring, when the following will be offered:  Econ 209 (two sections), Math 141 (three sections, one of which is cross-listed with Biology), and Psyc 200 (two sections).

Interested in learning to use R, a powerful open-source package for conducting a huge variety of standard and other kinds of statistical analyses and graphing?  There are lots of online resources for learning it and a number of people on campus with expertise. Contact us or Michelle (Shelly) Johnson of CIS for help.

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Statistics and related courses for 2013-14

Welcome back to campus!  In both the fall and the spring, there are two sections of Econ 209 and two sections of Psyc 200.  Math 241 and 242 are being offered in the fall only.  In the spring there are two sections of Math 141, one of which is cross-listed with Biology.

Let us know if you have any questions about these courses or anything else related to statistics!

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Fall Workshop on R

Check the “Events” page for information on an upcoming R workshop on campus.

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