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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 386 - Statistical Programming

Computational data analysis is an essential part of modern statistics. This course provides a practical foundation for students to compute with data. This course will introduce students to tools for data management, manipulation and analysis that are common in statistics and data science. The R computing language will be introduced. Topics will include data structures in R, writing functions, webscraping, data cleaning (both quantitative and textual data), processing unstructured data, static and interactive graphical presentations of data, and coding of modern algorithms for data analysis (bootstrapping and Monte Carlo methods).