Computing for Data Analysis Returns

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I'm happy to announce that my course Computing for Data Analysis will return to Coursera on January 2nd, 2013. While I had previously announced that the course would be presented again right here, it made more sense to do it again on Coursera where it is (still) free and the platform there is much richer. For those of you who missed it the last time around, this is your chance to take it and learn a little R.

I've gotten a number of emails from people who were interested in watching the videos for the course. If you just want to sit around and watch videos of me talking, I've created a set of four YouTube playlists based on the four weeks of the course:

The content in the YouTube playlists reflect the content from the first iteration of the course and will not reflect any new material I add to the second iteration (at least not for a little while).

I encourage everyone who is interested to enroll in the course on Coursera because there you'll have the benefit of in-video quizzes and other forms of assessment and will be able to interact with all of the great students who are also enrolled in the class. Also, if you're interested in signing up for Jeff Leek's Data Analysis course (starts on January 22, 2013) and are not very familiar with R, I encourage you to check out Computing for Data Analysis first to get yourself up to speed.

I look forward to seeing you there!

  • sateesh kumar

    Really looking forward to the course. But one query - can I watch all the videos now itself and solve quizzes/assignments on coursera? Because I'm free atm.

    • Roger Peng

      You can watch videos on YouTube if you want, but not on Coursera.

      • sateesh kumar

        Thank you sir, I'm really learning and enjoying :-)

      • caganorsun

        Roger, its really a shame that we cannot use the course archives on Coursera. Can't you allow students to participate and do assignments / take quizzes without being graded like other classes (ie like ML class) ? Five weeks is a long time to wait.

  • Tao Chen

    Hi, I wanna learn this course in winter holiday, but there are no quizzes nor assignment material now in coursera. Would you please send me a copy of these material? my email: chentao169@gmail.com. thank you very much!

  • rgmz

    I took part in the 1st iteration of this class and can only recommend it. It was a great experience and included probably the best explanation of closures I've seen/read so far.

    I stumbled a bit on the "(still) free" regarding Coursera. Hope they find a way to keep it free.

  • Macniaco

    I jumped in as soon as I saw it was offered. Thank you for offering it again so soon, Dr Peng.

  • Nick

    After each R assignment please post R code sample answers. After writing my crappy code for each assignment I wanted to see what your code would have looked like.

    • http://twitter.com/LukeBoris Luke C Boris

      This is a really great idea - That would have been especially helpful!

  • Dustin

    Thanks very much for offering this course again. I'll soon be starting a masters in statistics, and am very grateful for this head start with R.

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  • Anja Schiel

    Hi, I was wondering if you noticed that the link (http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~rpeng/coursera/selfquiz/) you provided for the next course (where you supposedly can test your r-skills)isn't working? As a matter of fact it looks like the entire Biostatistics webside at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health isn't working (http://www.jhsph.edu/ and then select from Departments). Is this just me or have other people the same problem?

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  • http://profiles.google.com/maknight Megan Knight

    The self-test site is still down, and has been since the email to students was sent. Any hope of a resolution?

  • sursek

    Hi, I have the same problem. I emailed problem to admission office and I got reply:

    Dear Urska,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    I just looked at both pages that you are referencing and I was able to access both. We are undergoing a current redesign of our website, so that my have contributed to any issues you may have had accessing the pages over the weekend.

    Here is the link to the Biostatistics page, from the main website: http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/

    And here is the link you provided for the self quiz: http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~rpeng/coursera/selfquiz/

    If you continue to have trouble accessing these pages, please let us know. Again, my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

    Kind Regards,
    Leslie Vink

    Unfortunately link for main website doesn't work either. After loading I got this message:
    Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): The connection was reset.

  • leaner

    How do you calculate the covariance of a multivariate Gaussian with mean zero(0) and variance i.

  • caganorsun

    It's a shame that we have to wait for the upcoming classes instead of being able to

  • Guest

    Roger, its really a shame that we cannot use the course archives. Can't you allow students to participate and do assignments & take quizzes without being graded like other classes (ie like ML class) ?