Lectures

Tentative calendar of lectures, Fall 2016


Week Dates Topic
0 Aug-25
About the course
1 Aug-30
Sep-01
R basics
Data structures: vectors and arrays
2 Sep-06
Sep-08
Sep-09
Data tables
Data structures: Lists and Data Frames
HW01: Basics of Rmd files
3 Sep-13
Sep-15
Data Visualization
Effective Charts
4 Sep-20
Sep-22
Sep-23
Grammar of Graphics
Colors
HW02: Tables and basic data objects
5 Sep-27
Sep-29
Sep-30
Getting started with Functions
Control Flow Structures
Quiz 1
6 Oct-04
Oct-06
Oct-07
More about functions
Text and character strings
HW03: Functions
7 Oct-11
Oct-13
Oct-14
Regular Expressions
Regular Expressions (cont'd)
Quiz 2
8 Oct-18
Oct-20
Oct-21
Good Habits
Intro to the R package shiny
Midterm Project due at the beginning of lab
9 Oct-25
Oct-27
simulations
random numbers
10 Nov-01
Nov-03
Nov-04
Filesystem and the command line
Command line (cont'd)
Quiz 3
11 Nov-08
Nov-10
Nov-11
XML
R Package XML
HW04: Command Line; No lab (holiday)
12 Nov-15
Nov-17
Nov-18
PCA for final project
Merging data tables
Quiz 4
13 Nov-22
Nov-24
R in non-interactive mode
Thanksgiving
14 Nov-29
Dec-01
Dec-02
tba: SQL
tba: SQL
Final Project
15 Dec-06
Dec-08
RRR week
RRR week
16 Dec-14 Final Exam