This preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full DocumentThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full DocumentThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full DocumentThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: BIOS 735: Statistical Computing Michael Wu Lecture 1 August 23, 2011 “Statistical Computing” vs. “Computational Statistics”? Why am I teaching this class? I Because Michael K. asked me to. I It’s important. I Computing plays a huge part in what we do, but traditionally, we teach only what is “needed”. I Computing is as fundamental as mathematics – the “third leg” of biostatistics. I Computing must be used transparently to express ideas correctly and efficiently. I Goals: reduce computing from being an obstacle or focus when doing analyses. What you will NOT learn I Computer science I C or Fortran I Hardware and networking What you get out of this class I Computing from a statistical perspective I Improved understanding of R and how to make R faster I Statistical software development capability I Knowledge of important computational statistics methods I Facility in using computing to solve problems in your own research and in collaborative projects Course Information Class Details I Meeting Times: I Tue. 23 Aug. 2011 through Tue. 6 Dec. 2011. I Lectures: Tue, Thu 12:301:45pm, Hooker Center 0003. I No recitation. I Teaching Staff: I Instructor: Michael Wu, [email protected], Office Hours: Tue. 1:45pm – 2:45pm, Hooker Center Atrium. I Grading Assistant: Baiming Zou, [email protected], Office Hours: TBD I Course Webpage: http://www.bios.unc.edu/ ˜ mwu/bios735 I Handouts I Lecture Notes I Assignments I Links to resources Content I Purpose: I Intended for Ph.D. students in BiostatisticsIntended for Ph....
View
Full
Document
This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course BIOS 735 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at UNC.
 Spring '10
 Staff

Click to edit the document details