Statistics 5910 - 1 credit hour
Name: Christopher R. Bilder, Ph.D.
Office: MS 301G
Office hours: 1/2 hour before & after class and by appointment
Personal website: www.chrisbilder.com
STAT 5910 website: http://statistics.okstate.edu/bilder/stat5910
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2000). S Programming. Springer-Verlag: New York.
Students need to be able to duplicate in S-Plus the information presented on
slides 1-42 of my “Who wants to become an S-Plus user?” 10-4-01 seminar.
The seminar PowerPoint slides can be downloaded from
Grades will be based upon the following:
||Percent of grade
|Participation in class
The statistical computer software packages, S-Plus and R, will be used extensively
in this class. R can be downloaded for free from
http://www.r-project.org. S-Plus is available in all university computer
labs. In addition, S-Plus may be obtained by students FREE of charge from the
university. Contact Carol Reed (MSCS 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a
My expectations of students
Students should spend 5-10 hours preparing for each class
meeting. This will involve reading the assigned pages of the book (and
sometimes other sources), trying out the example S code, and preparing
comments and questions. During the class meeting, students are
expected to fully participate in the discussion of the book. All
students will complete a book review detailing the good and bad
qualities of the book in a similar format to reviews given journals.