**STAT 599 (Special Topics Course: Advanced Statistical Models)**

### Spring 2013

### Syllabus

Syllabus (Word document) or Syllabus (pdf format)
### Instructor

David Hitchcock, associate professor of statistics
### Office Hours -- Spring 2013

Mon 2:00-3:00 p.m., Tues 1:10-2:00 p.m., Wed 1:00-2:00 p.m., Thur 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Please feel free to make appointments to see me at other times.

209A LeConte College

Phone: 777-5346

E-mail: hitchcock@stat.sc.edu

### Course Meeting Times

Mon-Wed-Fri 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., LeConte College, Room 201A

**Course Description:** Advanced models, including: generalized linear models, nonlinear models, random- and mixed-effects models, repeated measures models, nonparametric regression, spatial models, and data mining.

**Prerequisites:** STAT 513 or STAT 516 or equivalent.

**Current Textbook:**
*Extending the Linear Model with R*, by Julian J. Faraway, 2005.

### Homework Assignments

**Available Computing Resources:**
R is available as a free download (from the CRAN home page).

R is also available on the computers in the labs in LeConte College (and a few other buildings).

Help in using R can be found on the CRAN home page.

### Downloading Instructions for R

**Computer Code for Class Examples**

**Required Computing Resources:**
Some problems in this course involve significant computations, and we will
primarily learn to use the software package R to do the needed computations.

You will need access to a computer with R (available as a free download from the CRAN home page). This can easily be downloaded onto your home computer.

R is also available on the computers in the labs in LeConte College.

Help in using R can be found on the
CRAN home page.

### HELPFUL R RESOURCE:

Supplementary material available for download:

Click here for *Basics of R: A Primer*, by Don Edwards.

*Introduction to R*, Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).

Available at CRAN home page (click "Manuals" at left side of page; then choose the first manual, "Introduction to R").

### Data Sets

### Review Sheets

### Formula Sheets

Test 1 Formula Sheet (Word document) or Test 1 Formula Sheet (pdf format)
### Exam Solutions

### Exams

- Midterm 1: February 20
- Midterm 2: March 27
- Final Exam: Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m.