Statistics and Data Science 363

Introduction to Statistical Methods

Spring 2019



Course Homepage


Downloads and web interfaces

·      The R Project for Statistical Computing. R, free statistical analysis package developed by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka, is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S.

·      Rstudio is an integrated development environment for R.

·      The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text.



·      Declaration on Profession Ethics in several languages from the International Statistical Institute

·      Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice from the American Statistical Association




Handouts and Guides




On-line Resources



·      Normal Distribution

·      t Distribution

·      Chi-Squared Distribution