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: 06-18-21

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, Video6 P1 Peer Feedback Lab7
7/01 Lab 8: Merging Datasets MDSR 4.3-4.4, Video7 Quiz3: Five Verbs Lab8
7/06 NO CLASSES      
7/08 Lab 9: Reshaping and “Tidy” Data MDSR 5.1-5.3, Video8 P1 FINAL WRITEUP Lab9
7/13 Lab 10: Making Tasks Modular MDSR 5.4, Video9 Lab10
7/15 Lab 11: Reverse Engineer a Professional Writeup Quiz4: Joins and Reshaping P2 Topic
  Project 2 Topic Meeting      
7/20 Lab 12: Scraping Data from the Web MDSR 5.5, Video10   Lab11
7/22 Project 2 Workshop Quiz5: Modularization 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, Video11 P2 Draft Writeup Lab13
8/03 Lab 14: More SQL MDSR 12.3-12.4.4, Video12 P2 Peer Feedback Lab14
8/05 Lab 15: Reverse-Engineer a Professional Writeup MDSR 12.5
8/10 Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction Optional Review Quiz Lab15
8/12 Dimensionality Reduction Cont’d, Video13 P2 FINAL WRITEUP
  Interactive Plots      
8/17 Lab 16: Text Manipulation Video14 Lab16
8/19 Lab 17: Spatial Data MDSR 14.1-14.3.1, Vid15 Lab17
8/24 Optional Class: Project 3 Workshop
8/30 PROJECT 3 DUE 4PM PROJECT 3 DUE 4pm PROJECT 3 DUE 4pm