Please complete before the next class.
Make sure that you’ve completed all previous HW assignments first.
If you have one, please bring your laptop to class on Wednesday, Sept. 1, so we can do a little R.
I mention two misc. exercises below worth 1 point.
Remember that misc. exercises have hard deadlines (except for something extremely unusual), so get them in early. The misc. exercises are usually very easy, so complete them ASAP. There is not usually a reason to wait until near the deadline.
Once you have obtained the textbook and calculator (see the syllabus for the details), there is an assignment on Canvas worth 1 point. It asks for a selfie with your textbook and calculator by September 8th.
This semester, we will learn a bit of statistical computing. We will use R and RStudio.
To avoid pesky setup issues, we’re going to use RStudio in the cloud.
2 + 2,
4/6and press return/enter to run. You should see R print some predictable output. Feel free to experiment—if you break something, nothing bad will happen.
Outside of this class, you can use a local installation of RStudio for speed and convenience, but the cloud version nearly eliminates all the super-frustrating installation issues.