We will use two main textbooks for the course both of which are freely available online. You will not be expected to purchase paper copies.

Modern Data Science with R by Benjamin S. Baumer, Daniel T. Kaplan, and Nicholas J. Horton.

R for Data Science by Hadley Wickham, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, and Garrett Grolemund

Programming Tools

R and RStudio We will use the R language which is a popular programming language used by statisticians and data scientists. We will use RStudio interface while using the R language.

Git and GitHub We will use GitHub for version control with git. We will soon learn what version control means.

Other Software

We will use an online forum where you can ask and answer questions. Please read guidelines for the online forum. I will also make announcement using this forum. It is your responsibility to check the forum on a regular basis thus make sure to have appropriate notifications turned on.

We will use Gradescope for some of the assignments. You will get instructions on how to use Gradescope.

We will use Canvas for keeping track of grades.

If you are not on campus, you will need to connect through VPN to access resources that are only accessible on campus. Follow the instructions on the link.