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Statistical Methods for Data Science A.Y. 2018/19



Day of Week Hour Room
Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Fib-N1
Tuesday 9:00 - 11:00 Fib-A1


Students should be comfortable with most of the topics on mathematical calculus covered in:

  • [P] J. Ward, J. Abdey. Mathematics and Statistics. University of London, 2013. Chapters 1-8 of Part 1.

Extra-lessons refreshing such notions may be planned in the first part of the course.

Text Books

The following are mandatory text books:

  • [T] F.M. Dekking C. Kraaikamp, H.P. Lopuha, L.E. Meester. A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics. Springer, 2005.
  • [R] P. Dalgaard. Introductory Statistics with R. 2nd edition, Springer, 2008.


Preliminary program and calendar


  • To be defined.

Written exam

Written exam consists of open questions and exercises. Example text: sample1, sample2. The exam lasts 2 hours. No teaching material can be consulted during the exam. Registration is mandatory.

Class calendar

Day Room Topic Learning material
1 18.02 14:00-16:00 N1 Introduction. Probability and independence. [T] Chpts. 1-3
2 19.02 9:00-11:00 A1 R basics. [R] Chpts. 1,2.1,2.4 slides script1.R
25.02 14:00-16:00 N1 NO LESSON ON THIS DATE
3 26.02 9:00-11:00 A1 Discrete and continuous random variables. [T] Chpts. 4-5
4 4.03 14:00-16:00 N1
5 5.03 9:00-11:00 A1

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