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Fall 2011
Class meets: R 12:10  2:00 pm (Section A), T 12:10 pm  2:00 pm (Section B) in: Snedecor 3121, XW (online)
Instructor: Ranjan Maitra (Ronjone Moitro)

Office:2220 Snedecor Hall
 Phone: (515)2947757
 Email:maitra
 Office Hours: T 2:103:00 pm, R 11:0011:50 am, or by appointment
Teaching Assistant: Yihui Xie
Office: 2215 Snedecor Hall
Phone: 5152942465
Email:xie
Office Hours: W 3:305 pm, or by appointment
Course Prerequisites:
 Solid grounding in linear algebra, calculus and undergraduate
statistics
Grading Scheme:
 Exams: 25% (Midterm) + 35% (Final)
Course Syllabus: An introduction to the logic of
programming, numerical algorithms, and graphics. The statistical
package R will be used to demonstrate how data can be stored,
manipulated, plotted, and analyzed using both builtin functions and
user extensions. Concepts of modularization, looping, vectorization,
conditional execution, and recursion will be emphasized.
Syllabus
Lectures
Homework
Datasets
Computing  R
Unless circumstances change, exams for the A/B sections will
be administered on department lab machines at the same time, most
likely in the late afternoon/evening.
For distance learning students Please arrange for a proctor through LAS Online LAS Online.
More information on this is available at the Proctor Validation Information for Students
The distance exam will be administered through Blackboard (as for the other sections). You are not required to take the exam at the same time as the other class, however, the length of the exam is 2 hours. The exam will be openbook, opennotes, and you are permitted to use Google and the online search facility in R. However, no communication (electronic or
otherwise) of any form is permitted.
Web browsing capabilities will be disabled for all exams.
The final exam is tentatively scheduled around Thanksgiving (final
date to be determined later). The exam will be administered at the
same time for both sections.