STAT 381

Statistical Computing

Statistics College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Create and interact with relational databases comprised of large real world data; integrate previous course work into a single research project from formulation to final report; solve statistical problems using a combination of SAS, R, and SQL skills.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Title

Design and create databases

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate ability to design and create databases for collecting and storing study data, including structures and tools to simplify the process

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Use SQL

Learning Outcome

Be able to use SQL queries from SAS, R, and database tools to work wit databases and extract data for analysis

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Use SAS/IML

Learning Outcome

Use SAS/IML to work with matrices and compute summaries of data including importing data from SAS datasets and exporting results to SAS datasets

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Regular expression matching

Learning Outcome

Use regular expression matching in SAS, R, and other tools to extract relavent parts of data or manipulate text to make data analysis simpler

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Write custom R functions

Learning Outcome

Write custom R functions to analyze data and to pass to other processing tools

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Create and run basic simulations

Learning Outcome

Create and run basic simulations in R and SAS to explore the bahavior or routines and do basic power studies

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Additional Tools

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate knowledge about additional tools in SAS, R, and stand alone tools that could aid in preparing data for analysis