Dr. H. Block's STAT 1301(2300): Statistical Packages

FALL 2005 (06-1)

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Last update December 6, 2005

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Office hours and contact information

Office hours: T 10:45-11:30, H 10:45-11:30, others by appointment

Office: 2703 CL

Phone: 624-8369

Email: hwb@stat.pitt.edu

Grader: Mr. Yao Zhang  (email: yaz2@pitt.edu )

Yao Zhang's office hours: TH 2:30-4:00 PM in 2504 CL

FINAL EXAM DATE and TIME: Wednesday, Dec.14, 8:00AM -9:50 AM

FINAL EXAM

The final exam will be held on Wednesday, December 14, from 8:00-9:50 AM in our usual classroom (CL 221). It  will cover Chapters 1- 7 in the SAS text and the additional material on SAS. It will also cover Chapters 1-5 in ISwR.  It will be open book (2 textbooks only) and open notes (your notes and homework).

OFFICE HOURS THROUGH FINALS

H. Block Tues.(12/6) 1-4 PM, Wed.(12/7)  11:30-1:30PM, Tues.(12/13) 4:30-5:30.

Y. Zhang in Stat. Lab.(435 CL) Mon..(12/12), 3-4 PM, Tues. (12/13), 3-4 PM.

Textbooks

1. Geoff Der and Brian S. Everitt (2002), A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS (Second Edition), Chapman and Hall/CRC Press ISBN 1-58488-245-X.
1. Peter Dalgard (2002), Statistics and Computation, Introductory Statistics with R (ISwR), Springer ISBN 0-387-95475-9.

Course Description and Prerequisites

The two statistical packages SAS and R will be introduced. Students are not expected to have any prior background in these packages. However, students are expected to be familiar with a simple statistical package such as MINITAB and have used this in an introductory course such as STAT 1000 (or STAT 0200 with a grade of B or better). A second statistical course covering regression in detail, such as STAT 1221, is also assumed since many of the examples in the present course will deal with this material.

Course Requirements

1. 2 Exams            40%

2. Final Exam        30%

3. Homework        30%

Assignments

Number      Date Due     Assignment            Comments

#1            9/8               p. 55/2.1-2.6           Run programs and describe your findings

#2            9/15              p.78/3.2, 3.3           Programs, output(+logs), comments required

#3            9/22              p.99/4.1, 4.3-4.5    (as above)

#4            9/29              p.116/5.1, 5.2        (as above)

#5          10/13              p.130/6.1-6.4,

p.142/7.1-7.3

R Assignments

#6          10/27              p.44/1.1-1.3

#7          11/3                p.44/1.4,1.5,1.7,1.8

#8          11/10              p.55/2.1-2.4

#9          12/1                p.80/3.2-3.5

#10         12/6                p.93/4.1-4.5

Data

The following data set is from "The Little SAS Book" and is used to illustrate the "Formatted" method of entering data.

Alicia Grossman 13 c 10-28-2003 7.8 6.5  7.2 8.0 7.9
Matthew Lee       9 D 10-30-2003 6.5 5.9  6.8 6.0 8.1
Elizabeth Garcia 10 C 10-29-2003 8.9 7.9  8.5 9.0 8.8
Lori Newcombe  6 D 10-30-2003 6.7 5.6  4.9 5.2 6.1
Jose Martinez      7 d 10-31-2003  8.9 9.5 10.0 9.7 9.0
Brian Williams   11 C 10-29-2003  7.8 8.4  8.5 7.9 8.0

The following data is used to illustrate "Proc Tabulate".

Silent Lady Maalea sail sch 75.00
America II Maalea sail yac 32.95
Aloha Anai Lahaina sail cat 62.00
Ocean Spirit Maalea power cat 22.00
Anuenue Maalea sail sch 47.50
Hana Lei Maalea power cat 28.99
Leilani Maalea power yac 19.99
Kalakaua Maalea power cat 29.50
Reef Runner Lahaina power yac 29.95
Blue Dolphin Maalea sail cat 42.95

The following data is used to illustrate ODS  TRACE and SELECT.

Big Zac, red, 80, 5
Delicious, red, 80, 3
Dinner Plate, red, 90, 2
Goliath, red, 85, 1.5
Mega Tom, red, 80, 2
Big Rainbow, yellow, 90, 1.5
Pineapple, yellow, 85, 2