Gauss Lab:The Gauss Lab is a computing facility which is available to you for this course. We will hold some computing lab sessions here throughout the term and you can also access the lab to do your 2560 computing homework. To be able to access the lab you will need two things:
- An access card: see instructions. Please read the instructions carefully. You will need to get a card from the William Small Centre and activate it online.
- An active AML account (see below).
AML account:In order to access computers in the Gauss lab and the Discussion Forum you will need to set up an AML account, and you can do this via MAYA. For further information please see the AML FAQs. Please note that you can do this only if you are registered in the course!
Excel:Although IMHO Excel is not the best statistical software out there, it is what we will use in this course. Don't worry, if you don't have a copy at home, you can get access via the Gauss lab. Actually, you can use any program you wish (eg. R, Matlab, SAS), but I will "support" Excel only. I will also post how-to files here throughout the term.
- Activate the Analysis Tool-Pak (for those working from home). Please note that if you have a very new version of Excel, this may be slightly different. In this case, I suggest just searching your help to figure out how to activate this. If you still have trouble, ask me, or do your work in the Gauss lab.
- [Chapter 1] Excel work: summary statistics, histograms, boxplots, and heights dataset.
- [Bar graph] A short note explaining how to create bar graphs and pie charts for Exercise 1.18 in your textbook.
- [Chapter 2] Excel work: scatterplots, correlation, and regression. The three data sets are ex02_041.txt, ta02_002.txt, and ta02_004.txt.
- [Chapter 3] hand out: includes step-by-step instructions on how to randomize using Excel.