STA321 STATISTICAL COMPUTING - I

2 Hours/Week, 2 Credits

Introduction to Computers: Basic of MS Word, Excel and Power point. Programming C: introduction and basic structure of C programs. Sequential Structure: data types, arithmetic operations, expressions, assignment statements, input and output. Selective Structure: relational operators, logical operators, conditional Statements, repetitive structure, functions, arrays, application of programming in C for statistical computation. Statistical packages SPSS and STATA: data creation, manipulation and management (merge and matching); conditional statements including repetitive structure; and procedure commands for exploratory data analysis, graphical presentation, inferential analysis including regression, correlation, hypothesis tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and generalized linear model.