STAT 209: Tentative Schedule of Topics

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The following is a tentative schedule of what we will cover in class when. Check this space regularly for updates.
Readings listed should be completed before the start of class on the date indicated.

Last update: 08-29-21

Date Topics Readings/Videos Due Before Class Due Midnight After Class
5/25 Intro/Overview
5/27 Intro to R, RStudio and RMarkdown MDSR Ch. 1
  Lab 1a: R/RStudio/RMarkdown
6/01 R, RStudio, RMarkdown Cont’d MDSR Ch. 2, 3.1 Lab1
  Lab 1b: Basics of R Commands      
6/03 Lab 2: Pipes, Reading in Data   Lab2
  PART I: BASIC VISUALIZATION      
6/08 Lab 3: Graphical Elements, ggplot2 Video1   Lab3
6/10 Lab 4: Graph Types, Color, Theme MDSR 3.2, Videos 2-3 Quiz1: R Basics Lab4
6/15 Version Control MDSR 3.3, Video4 Quiz2: Grammar of Graphics
  Lab 5: Reverse Engineer a Professional Write-Up    
6/17 Project 1 Workshop Project 1 Topic (decide by end of class) Lab5
6/22 Project 1 Presentation Blitz P1 Outline+Slides
  PART II: DATA WRANGLING      
6/24 Lab 6: Grammar of Data Wrangling MDSR 4.1, Video5 P1 Draft Writeup, Lab6
6/29 Lab 7: Aggregation MDSR 4.2 Lab7
7/01 Lab 8: Merging Datasets MDSR 4.3-4.4, Video6 P1 Peer Feedback, Lab8
7/06 NO CLASSES      
7/08 Lab 9: Reshaping and “Tidy” Data MDSR 5.1-5.3, Video7 P1 FINAL WRITEUP
7/13 Lab 10: Reverse Engineer a Professional Writeup Lab9
7/15 Lab 11: Making Tasks Modular MDSR 5.4, Video8 Quiz3: Five Verbs Lab10, P2 Topic
7/20 Lab 12: Scraping Data from the Web MDSR 5.5, Video9 Lab11
7/22 Project 2 Workshop Quiz4: Joins and Reshaping Lab12
7/27 Project 2 Presentation Blitz P2 Outline+Slides
  PART III: BIG DATA AND DATA WITH SPECIAL STRUCTURE      
7/29 Lab 13: Intro to SQL MDSR 12.1-12.2 Lab13
8/03 Lab 14: More SQL MDSR 12.3-12.4.4 Lab14
8/05 Lab 15: Reverse-Engineer a Professional Writeup MDSR 12.5 P2 Draft Writeup
Sunday 8/08 P2 Peer Feedback Due by 5pm      
8/10 Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction Lab15
8/12 Dimensionality Reduction Cont’d, Quiz5: SQL P2 FINAL WRITEUP
  Interactive Plots      
8/17 Lab 16: Text Manipulation Optional Review Quiz Lab16
8/19 Lab 17: Spatial Data MDSR 14.1-14.3.1 Lab17
8/24 Optional Class: Project 3 Workshop
8/30 PROJECT 3 DUE 4PM PROJECT 3 DUE 4pm PROJECT 3 DUE 4pm