### Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View (36-402, Spring 2011)

*Attention conservation notice*: I continue my efforts
to make this unreadable by promising to post 15--30 pages of lecture
notes twice a week, plus homework assignments.

My class this semester
is 36-402, "Advanced Data
Analysis", for 68 students, about half statistics majors, most in their
junior year, and about half seniors from other majors. They've just come off
36-401, modern regression, as taught by the
excellent Prof. Nugent, so
there's nothing more about linear models which would actually be useful that I
could actually teach them. Instead, I've decided to take the "advanced" part
seriously, and present modern techniques and concepts in ways which, hopefully,
well-prepared undergraduates can actually grasp. (By the time they get to me,
our majors are very well-prepared — but they are still undergraduates.)
On the theory that the course notes might be of more general interest, I'll be
posting them here. When I've tried things like this in the past, I put them
all together on a page I updated over the semester, but I've been told separate
posts would be more convenient; though this page
will point to them all.

Some of the lectures are drafts for sections
of STACS.

(Many of the notes are revisions of those for
my data mining course. I
confess I originally intended "data analysis" to just be data mining with the
serial numbers filed off, but by the end of the semester I imagine the overlap
will be no more than 50%.)

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View

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