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STAT 540 - Computing in Statistics

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of undergraduate/graduate credit

Prerequisites: STAT 509 or STAT 515 with a grade of C or higher.

Instructor: John Grego


Course Description

An introduction to statistical packages such as R and SAS with special focus on data management and computing procedures such as Monte Carlo simulation.


General Information

Course will be delivered by Web conferencing utilizing Adobe Connect. Students may be present, either in person or online, for the class sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:20-3:35, or may view the class at a later time. USC Columbia students may attend classes in Wardlaw College room 116; all other students will view classes via the Internet. For students viewing the class live online, the Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.


On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information

Proctored tests may be taken on campus or at a distance site. Dates, times and location will be scheduled by Instructor.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


.Video Streaming Assistance.

Information on technical requirements and getting started with video streaming can be found here.


Information is accurate as of November 20, 2017, 6:11 pm (Subject to change)



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