MAS6024 Statistical Data Science in R
Note: Information for future academic years is provisional. Timetable information and teaching staff are especially likely to change, but other details may also be altered, some courses may not run at all, and other courses may be added.
|Semester 1, 2019/20||15 Credits|
|Lecturer:||Dr Kevin Walters||uses MOLE||Timetable||Reading List|
|Aims||Outcomes||Teaching Methods||Assessment||Full Syllabus|
This module starts in Intro Week with some basic R. The module then introduces further aspects of the R language, demonstrates how to use and write functions in R, introduces some programming tools and shows how R can be used for Monte Carlo techniques.
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No other modules have this module as a prerequisite.
- Introduction to the R language.
- Writing R functions.
- Programming in R.
- Monte Carlo Simulation in R.
- To enable students to write basic R code.
- To give practice in writing functions in R.
- To help students to write longer programs.
- To illustrate how R can be used to implement a range of Monte Carlo techniques
- To give practice in applying Monte Carlo methods and interpreting results from them.
- To give practice in creating reproducible work using R Markdown.
- write simple functions and programs in R;
- develop skills in writing longer, more complex R programs;
- understand how Monte Carlo simulations can be implemented in R
- prepare technical documents with R Markdown.
Examples classes and computer practice in the PC Laboratories; on-line discussion. Feedback on assignments.
No lectures, no tutorials, 16 practicals
Two pieces of course work
N.B `Computer labs' are 1.5 or 2hrs.
- Introduction to the R language(9 hours).
- Writing R functions (5 hours).
- Monte Carlo Simulation in R (5 hours).
- Programming in R (5 hours).
|B||Grolemund, G.||Hands-on Programming with R||Blackwells||Amazon|
|B||Grolemund, G. and Wickham, H.||R for Data Science||Blackwells||Amazon|
|B||Xie, Y., Allaire, J.J. and Grolemund G.||R Markdown: The definiitive Guide||Blackwells||Amazon|
(A = essential, B = recommended, C = background.)
Most books on reading lists should also be available from the Blackwells shop at Jessop West.