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Programming in statistics

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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About the course

In statistical work there is often a demand for specific analyses that cannot be done using menu-based statistical software. In such situations, programming skills are good to have. The purpose of the course is to provide an introduction to such statistical programming.

The course is based on the statistical work and programming environment R, which is an implementation of the programming language S. This environment is well on its way to become a de facto standard for professional statisticians. The program is freely available under a GPL license and the student learns how to download and install the program. The first part of the course gives an introduction to R. The student learns how to import and export data, to handle different datatypes, create and use scripts, store data and results, create and save graphical illustrations, and also how data can be manipulated in R with logical operators.

Furthermore, the course provides an overview of the implemented analytical methods, such as methods for hypothesis testing, ANOVA and linear regression. The latter part of the course deals with functions, optimization of code, implementation of C code, and how to create your own R packages.

Application and eligibility

Programming in statistics, 7.5 hp

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Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: At least 90 credits including at least 60 credits in statistics and/or mathematical statistics, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (English/6).

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-27814

Application

Application deadline was 16 April 2018. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK13,125

Total fee

SEK13,125

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