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Probability Preliminary Exam
Friday, January 9, 2009
The exam lasts from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Your goal on this exam
should be to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and maturity of
thought. 'Your
Chap I: Introduction to R: More on the syntax
Control Structures
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Control structures are useful to implement repetitive tasks.
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R has control structures similar to C .
For loops
Loops are used to carry out a sequence of related operations
without having
Chapter 1: Introduction
Stats 500, Fall 2016
Brian Thelen, University of Michigan
443 West Hall, [email protected]
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Statistical Approach to a Scientific Problem
Collecting data
Initial (exploratory) data analysis
Inferential statistics
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Colle
Lecture 3: Reveiw of Probability
September 15, 2016
Random variables
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Recall (, F, P) denotes a probability space, where is the
sample space, F is the class of events and P the probability
measure.
A random variable is a measurable mapping X : R.
Som
Chap I: Introduction to R: First steps
A general introduction
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R is a software for statistical computing and data analysis. It
is also a programming language.
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R is freely distributed software (www.r-project.org) with
contributions from developers from
Chapter I. Introduction to R: the basic objects
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In order to work with a language we need to know its syntax
and its objects.
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In terms of the syntax, we have seen how to use variables and
functions. We will learn more as we progress.
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This section foc
Lecture 2: Fixed Income Securities
September 8, 2016
Bonds I
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Bonds: are types of loan obligations issued by governments or
companies.
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If you buy a bond, you lend the bond issuer some money and
you receive payment with interest in the future.
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Bonds h
Quick Introduction to R
Stats 500, Fall 2016
Brian Thelen, University of Michigan
443 West Hall, [email protected]
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R: Overview
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and
graphics
Runs on UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac
Websi
Preliminary Exam: Probability
9:00am 2:00pm, August 26, 2011
The exam lasts from 9:00am until 2:00pm, with a walking break every hour.
Your goal on this exam should be to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and
maturity of thought. Your arguments sh
Preliminary Exam: Probability
Friday, August 28, 2009
The exam lasts from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Your goal on this exam
should be to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and maturity of
thought. Your arguments should be clear, careful and complete. T
Preliminary Exam: Probability
9:00am - 2:00pm, August 23, 2013
The exam lasts from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
Your goal on this exam should be to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and
maturity of thought. Your arguments should be clear, careful and comp
Preliminary Exam: Probability, January 12, 2008
The exam lasts from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Your goal on this
exam should be to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and maturity of
thought. Your arguments should be clear, careal and complete. The ex
Preliminary Exam: Probability
9:00am 2:00pm, Friday, January 6, 2012
The exam lasts from 9:00am until 2:00pm, with a walking break every hour.
Your goal on this exam should be to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and
maturity of thought. Your argu
December 2009,
Preliminary Exam: Probability, Friday, January 8, 2010
The exam lasts from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Your goal on this exam should be
to demonstrate mastery of probability theory and maturity of thought. Your arguments
should be clear, careful
Lecture 1: Overview of R and Financial Data
September 8, 2016
Outline of topics
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Accessing WRDS
Introduction to R by example
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Basics
Loading data
Plotting
Financial data sets
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Stock prices, returns, log-returns
Bonds: corporate and treasury