Department of Statistics

California State University, East Bay 

Spring 2005

Stat 3900: Introduction to Statistical Computer Packages

Stat4950: Advanced Statistical Package Usage

Course Description Homework Important Dates Statistics Software
Syllabus Handouts Stat Lab Times Open Statistics Links
Blackboard Horizon email  

Week 9:

  • HW7 has been posted.
  • Quiz 2 Wednesday, May 25.
  • Proc SurveySelect, Proc IML, Proc ODS, Proc SQL, see Handouts link

Week 8:

  • HW6 has been posted.
  • Everyone should find a dataset for the Regression Project.  Please ask if the data you have chosen is appropriate if you have any question about it.

Week 7:

Week 6:

  • The Midterm will be returned on Wednesday (time permitting).
  • Finish hw 4.  hw5 will be posted this week.

Week 5:

Week 4:

  • HW4 has been posted.
  • Project 1, analysis of the Geology Data: project.doc    Data1.xls    due Monday May 2.
  • I assume everyone know a bit about basic Chemistry.  The variables in the dataset are
    • Location
    • MO = month
    • PH = pH, pH scale -- ((chemistry) p(otential of) H(ydrogen); the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is acidic and less than 7 is basic))  See WordNet for the following.
    • K = potassium, K, atomic number 19 -- (a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite)
    • NA = sodium, Na, atomic number 11 -- (a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt))
    • CA = calcium, Ca, atomic number 20 -- (a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals)
    • MG = magnesium, Mg, atomic number 12 -- (a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine))
    • CL = chlorine, Cl, atomic number 17 -- (a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water))
    • SI = silicon, Si, atomic number 14 -- (a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors)
    • SO4 =
    • ALK = A pressure- and temperature-independent property of seawater that determines in part the carbon content of seawater. Carbonate alkalinity is the sum of the concen- tration of bicarbonate plus two times the concentration of the carbonate ions. Total alkalinity is the amount of acid required to bring seawater to a pH at which all dis- solved inorganic carbon becomes freely exchangeable. The alkalinity of the oceans is determined with potentiometric or normal titration techniques that detect and measure the presence of bicarbonate, carbonate, and borate ions.  See this Glossary online.

Week 3:

  • HW3 has been posted.
  • HW2 is dues this week except if you do no have the software yet.

Week 2:

  • Stat3900/4950 see Handouts 3, 4, and 5.
  • HW2 has been posted.
  • HW1 is due this week except if you do no have the software yet.

Week 1:

  • Stat3900/4950 see Handout 1 and 2.
  • HW1 has been posted.
  • Please turn in HW1 through the Digital Drop Box in Blackboard.  Use the file name Lastname_Firstname_hw1.doc  And yes I would like the underscores in the file name.