Diversity Minor Blog

November 15, 2018

Winter 2019: STAT 180 Introduction to Data Science

Introduction to Data Science (IDS) is a survey course introducing the essential elements of data science: data collection and management, summarizing and visualizing data, utilizing basic ideas of statistical inference, and machine learning. Students will gain hands-on experience using the Python programming language and Jupyter notebooks. IDS
can be viewed as a hybrid between a computing course focused on programming and algorithms, and a statistics course focusing on estimation and inference. All undergraduates, not just students with primary interest in science or engineering, are welcome. No previous exposure to programming or statistics is expected. The course is offered as STAT180 in Winter 2019. For a syllabus, see wstuetzle.github.io.

Click here for the course poster.