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Welcome to Probability and Statistics at Olin College.

If you are taking the class or considering it, you should check out Probably Overthinking It, where I write about various topics related to statistics.

Instructor: Allen B. Downey.

Meetings: Tuesday and Friday, 9-10:40am in AC318.

Textbook:

Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers, by Allen B. Downey.  You can buy a copy from the bookseller of your choice or use the electronic copy here.

Coursework:

Your work in this course will include
  • Homework: mostly exercises from the book.
  • Project: over the course of the semester you will work on a series of investigations 
  • using a dataset you choose to answer an interesting statistical question.
  • Quizzes and exams.
Subpages (2): Allen's Calendar Schedule