Announcements

New! Grades have been submitted. They are also in Moodle. The Moodle grade book now has the correct weighting. The Course total column is

(sum of all homework scores) / 12 + sum of midterm and final exam scores
The maximum possible is 500.

New! Grade distribution for the for the final exam and for overall grades in the course are either under Exams or Exam Solutions in the navigation section to the left.

New! Solutions to the final exam revised to add some comments about questions 6 and 8. The solutions did not change). (They are linked in the navigation section to the left.) Username and password were given out in class and sent in an e-mail to the class.

There was an error on the originally posted solution to question 6 part (c) on the final. It was missing a minus sign. Now fixed.

Solutions to homework 12 posted. All homework solutions now posted. (Linked in the navigation section to the left.) Username and password were given out in class and sent in an e-mail to the class.

Friday, May 6 is review day. Bring questions.

The thing I was confused about at the end of class on Wednesday was actually correct. The formula for the covariance of the Dirichlet on the last slide of deck 8 is correct but does not reduce to the formula for the variance on two slides before that when i = j because it is derived under the assumption ij.

Errata for deck 8 posted (under Errata in the navigation section to the left), and the changes to the deck are on-line (s8.pdf).

The final exam is cumulative. Material covered is slide decks 1 through 7 and homeworks 1 through 12. (Deck 8 will not be on the exam because we did not have homework on it.)

Grade distribution for the second midterm are either under Exams or Exam Solutions in the navigation section to the left.

Second midterm grades are in the Moodle gradebook. The exams will be handed back in class and in office hours Friday, April 22.

I am now assigned to teach 5102 in the fall. Its web site is linked in the navigation to the left. It is just like our 5101 except it's statistics rather than probability. I was also told that they are putting the courses into the U's system tomorrow. So you should be able to register a day or so after that.

Solutions to second midterm posted (linked in the navigation section to the left). Username and password were given out in class and sent in an e-mail to the class.

New computer example showing pictures of time series.

Posted a change (about an error) on the errata page (under Errata in the navigation section to the left).

This course has no dead tree format syllabus. Instead we have this web site.

For general information see the General Info link in the navigation section to the left.

In particular, note that this class has no textbook. All of the course material is covered in the slides found under the Course Slides link in the navigation section to the left.

For homework assignments see the Homework Assignments link in the navigation section to the left.

This course also has a Moodle site, which is also linked in the navigation section to the left, but we will use that only for the gradebook. Everything else is here.

Exam Dates

Exam Date and Time Location
First Midterm Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Vincent Hall 16 (our usual classroom)
Second Midterm Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Vincent Hall 16 (our usual classroom)
Final Exam 1:30pm–3:30pm Thursday, May 12 Vincent Hall 16 (our usual classroom)

The final exam time is set by the U.