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Ready to try my first Coursera course: Statistics One

Posted by signal on August 26th, 2012

In preparation for taking STAT E-50 Spring 2013, I am taking a class from CourseraStatistics One.  I have heard many good things about this class, and using Coursera for general Data Science training.  They have classes in Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Neural Networks and so much more.  I picked up the text, Statistics, 4th Edition (by Freedman, Pisani, & Purves. Norton Publishing), cheap online.  The international version (which I bought), is supposed to be the same as the US version just a different color.

My wife will also be working through her undergraduate Statistics class at Champlain College, and so we will be doing statistics together.

One of the main draws of the Coursera class is that it uses R.  I have been trying to get my R skills in shape and doing some practical statistics will be great.  The class is taught by Professor Andrew Conway, Princeton University.  It will be an interesting experience to take a class “unofficially”, with much less stress, before I take the real class for credit.

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