Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2006, 2005, 2004
Modern statistics requires the extensive use of software and extending the capabilities of software through writing programs.
This course develops expertise in the use of a wide range of software, and builds the skills to implement novel statistical techniques in software. Students will gain deep understanding of a variety of these techniques by writing programs to implement them in software, together with analysis of the techniques themselves.
Enrolment For Distance Learning requires permission from the Head of the Discipline of Statistics.
|Objectives||1.To develop expertise in a number of different statistical packages
2.To develop the skills to rapidly learn a new statistical package
3.To develop an understanding of the nature and processes of statistical computing
4.To understand statistical algorithms (the computational process), especially for new statistical techniques
5.To develop the programming skills to implement statistical techniques.
Types of statistical software
Understanding software manuals
Use and evaluation of at least 3 different statistical packages
Common algorithms in statistics
|Assumed Knowledge||At least two statistics courses
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Contact Hours||Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks