During this course you will need to be able to utilize some sort of data analysis program. Microsoft's Excel program is a common choice and one that the instructors can give support to. It is available on public by going to "Licensed Software", then "KeyServer Controlled Software", the "Full Support", then "Excel 4.0". This folder contains both the programs and sundry useful material. If you are having trouble loading this program, using public, or using Excel there are various forms of help available to you. For more sophisticated computational needs we will utilize the Maple computer program. Maple is also available on public. Here is some help regarding down loading Maple 7 to a Mac and here is some help for loading it onto a PC .
You will also need to be able to use various databases to retrieve information and statistics. The college pays BIG BUCKS so that you have access to many digital data collection. If you are having problems accessing these collections then help is available.
Here the maple template we utilized in class in order to generate random students and make random groups . When it come time to create groups for you final project a possible (albeit somewhat bizarre) method might be to randomly contact a few people!
Here is a program that computes the probability of a coincident "birthday", utilizing the formula from class. Here is a program that compute these probabilities utilizing the Kiringoda recursion formula.
Here is a program that will help us explore the meaning of our cookie hypothesis test. To be more specific, with this program we can explore our claim that the statistic of interest is indeed normal under the assumption of the null hypothesis that the probabilities are indistinguishable.
Here is a CRUCIAL program that will allow us to make nice histograms . Warning: Sometimes the programs below will utilize this program.
Here have program to implement the chi-squared test for likeness to fit, without needing a table. Here have program to implement the chi-squared test for independence . Here we have experimentally tested the chi-square test's validity .
Here we have program to examine the nature of a streak . The figure below is an experimentally produced histogram of the longest streak in 200 flips of a fair coin. Notice, the expected longest streak is nearly 8.
Here we examine three nice streak games one , two and three ; while, here we examine the St. Petersburg Paradox . To compute the actual expected values you can sum .
Here is a program that will allow us to make nice that allows you to explore correlation . Here is an example where we examine our Big Test . Here you can test the hypothesis that their exist a correlation.