Introduction to Probabilities and Statistics using R (7,5 ECTS)

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This course aims to introduce students to basic principles of statistics and to visualize probability results using R. Data collection. Reading and organizing data. Data management. The basic idea of simulation. Probability games using the computer. Law of large numbers and other probability results.  Introduction and comparison of distributions. Basic principles of descriptive statistics. Describing data using the appropriate graphs and measures. Tabulating and presenting the data. Introduction to linear regression. Statistical terminology and the media, probabilities, inference. Case studies. Examples from everyday life.

      Recommended Reading

  • Gelman, A. Nolan, D. (2002) Teaching Statistics: A bag of tricks. Oxford University Press
  • Dalgaard, P. (2008) Introductory Statistics with R. Springer
  • Kerns, J. (2011)  Introduction to Probability and Statistics Using R. Αvailable at
  • Horgan, J. (2008) Probability with R: An Introduction with Computer Science Applications. Wiley
  • Crawley, M.J. (2014) Statistics: An Introduction Using R, 2nd Edition, Wiley
  • Δ. Φουσκάκης (2013). Ανάλυση Δεδομένων με Χρήση της R . Εκδόσεις Τσότρας. Αθήνα.
  • Crawley, M. J. (2014) Εισαγωγη στη στατιστική ανάλυση με την R (ελληνική μετάφραση). Εκδόσεις Broken Hill.

(old title: Introduction to Statistics)