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AstroStats Club

Page history last edited by Nathan De Lee 10 years, 11 months ago

Overview:

 

The AstroStats Club is a 30 minute weekly seminar devoted to understanding how to use statistics to analyze data. It has been my experience that although statistical data analysis is central to our current and future careers, there are very few opportunities to learn the latest and greatest statistical techniques. We meet at 1pm on Fridays in Stevenson Center 6333.

 

Text book:

 

Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial by D. S. Sivia, Second Edition (http://books.google.com/books?id=zN-yliq6eZ4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=sivia&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3QmCT8mHKYPeiAKM7ujAAw&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=sivia&f=false).

 

The book is available as an ebook through the Vanderbilt Library http://acorn.library.vanderbilt.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/?ps=o66nBm2oNO/CENTRAL/314400189/2/1000

 

Reading and Homework:

 

There is a series of 6 homework assignments that correspond to chapters in Data Analysis. These homeworks come from Dr. John Johnson's AstroStats course at CALTECH. I will post the reading and homework assignments here each week. The homework is optional, but highly recommended. I think the need for practical application of these sorts of tools is essential for actually learning the material. 

 

Assignments:

 

Due Date
Reading
Homework*
Answers*
Feb 8th
Data Analysis: Chapters 1 and 2
Problems 1 and 2 from HW1
Problems 1 and 2 from HW1
Feb 15th
Data Analysis: Chapters 1 and 2
Problems 3, 4, and 5 from HW1
Problems 3, 4, and 5 from HW1
Feb 22nd
Data Analysis: Chapters 1 and 2
Problems 6 and 7 from HW1
All Problems from HW1
Mar 1st
Data Analysis: Chapter 3.1 to 3.3
Problem 8 from HW1
All Problems from HW1
Mar 15th
Data Analysis: Chapter 3.1 to 3.5
Problem 8 from HW1
All Problems from HW1
Mar 29th
Emcee MCMC discussion
None
None
Apr 19th Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problems 1 and 2 from HW2

Problems 1 and 2 from HW2

May 15th Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problem 3 from HW2 HW2 Supplemental plots
May 22nd Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problem 4 from HW2 Problems 1 through 5 from HW2
Jun 5th Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problems 4 and 5 from HW2 Problems 1 through 5 from HW2
Jun 26th Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problem 6 from HW2 All Problems from HW2
Jul 3rd Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problem 6 from HW2 All Problems from HW2
Jul 17th Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problem 6 from HW2 All Problems from HW2
Jul 24th Data Analysis: Chapter 3 Problem 6 from HW2 All Problems from HW2

* Note: You will need the secret login to access these files.

 

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