Introduction to Statistical Computing

Bios 6301 at Vanderbilt University

Course Synopsis

Grading and Assignments
Textbook and Reading Materials
Software Requirements


Students will be assessed on 9 assignments (60% of grade) and a final exam (40% of grade).

Assignments may be submitted as an knitr, LaTeX, Markdown or MultiMarkdown file (other formats by request). The instructor should be able to compile an HTML or PDF output file from the submitted source file. Assignments submitted in word processor file formats, including Microsoft Word, will not be accepted. Hand-written assignments (including scanned documents) are also not permitted. Students will be introduced to valid document formats during the course.

All assignments will be submitted electronically, via students’ private GitHub repositories. Instructions on how to set up and use GitHub accounts will be provided.

Final exam

Information about the final exam will be released mid-November.