- Importing and Exporting Data
A close look at importing various file formats together with examples of cleaning up the data after import. Examples of exporting to various formats are also covered.
- Data Manipulation
Preliminary data analysis including descriptive statistics, visualization, and fitting of data to underlying named and user-defined distributions.
- Curve Fitting and Diagnostics
Linear and nonlinear model fitting including spline smoothing of fitted curves. Comparison of models and various diagnostic tests are illustrated.
- Advanced Fitting Techniques
Generalized linear models and time series processes. Creating simulations and visualizing the results.