STAT 1301/2300 – “Statistical Packages”

Fall 2014, Tuesday-Thursday 4:00-5:15PM, CL 230

Instructor: Sungkyu Jung
 TA/Grader: Ms. Qiyao Wang                              



This course is an introductory course on two fundamental statistical packages, SAS and R. Upon completing this course students will be able to


STAT 1221 or any course which mostly emphasize regression and includes an elementary statistical package such as MINITAB. No advanced programing experiences required.


We will, of course,  use the statistical software packages SAS and R.


Online Resources

On Statstical Procedures:


On R:

RStudio is an "integrated development environment" (IDE) for R. Using it is not required, but strongly recommended, because it gives everyone, on all computers, a common working environment.

Course Websites:

Course Requirements and Grading:

Topics covered: 

Package - Topic - Reference
SAS - SAS Basics - SAS ch1
SAS - Inference for numerical data- ch2
SAS - Inference for categorical data - ch3
SAS - Analysis of Variance - ch4-ch5
SAS - Linear Regression - ch6-ch7
SAS - Analysis of Variance of Repeated measures - ch11
SAS - Advanced topics - little SAS book ch 4-5 (4.13-4.16, 5.1-5.3).
R - Basics - R ch1-2
R - Probability and Distributions - R ch3-
R graphics - R ch4
R - t-tests - R ch5
R - Analysis of Variance - ch7
R- Inference for categorical data - ch8
R - Power calculation - ch9

University Policies:

Academic Integrity

Students in this course will be expected to comply with the University of Pittsburgh's Policy on Academic Integrity. Any student suspected of violating this obligation for any reason during the semester will be required to participate in the procedural process, initiated at the instructor level, as outlined in the University Guidelines on Academic Integrity. This may include, but is not limited to, the confiscation of the examination of any individual suspected of violating University Policy. Furthermore, no student may bring any unauthorized materials to an exam, including dictionaries and programmable calculators.
Disability Services
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services (DRS), 140 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890,, (412) 228-5347 for P3 ASL users, as early as possible in the term.  DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
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