CSCI 104: Understanding Data Through Computation
Many of the world’s greatest discoveries and most consequential decisions are enabled or informed by the analysis of data from a myriad of sources. Indeed, the ability to organize, visualize, and draw conclusions from data is now a critical tool in the sciences, business, medicine, politics, other academic disciplines, and society as a whole. This course lays the foundations for reasoning about data by exploring complementary computational, statistical, and visualization concepts. These concepts will be reinforced by lab experiences designed to teach programming and statistics skills while analyzing real-world data sets. This course will also examine the broader context and social issues surrounding data analysis, including privacy and ethics.
Remote Attendance via Zoom
If you must miss lecture, lab, or office hours due for health reasons, please contact us to make alternative arrangements. We will either provide access to the necessary materials in Glow or plan for you to attend via this zoom link. You must be on campus or logged into the college’s VPN to access that link.
Pre-Labs are due Monday at 10am.
Labs are due:
Wednesday at 10pm for the Monday lab groups.
Thursday at 10pm for the Tuesday lab groups.
Any exceptions and other due dates are listed on the calendar.
Pivots and Joins
Case Study 1: Sweeny Linking Study
Mountain Day Placeholder
Conditionals and Iteration
Chance and Simulation
Decisions and Uncertainty
Case Study 2: Patreon Hacked Data
Center and Spread
The Normal Distribution
Case Study 3: Mobile Location Data and Wrap Up
Final Project Due (4pm)