Note: Most of the content is still from Fall 2020 and (STAT 430 DSPM) and will be replaced once Fall 2021 shapes up.


On this is an online class, lectures are a combination of slides, short videos – and required reading plus self-guided exercises. We will aim to upload the lecture slides weekely.

Office Hours

Title Name Location Hours Type / Booking
Instructor Dirk Eddelbuettel Zoom Mon 7pm - 8pm Open
Zoom via booking system Thu 7pm - 8:30pm 15m, one-on-one
TA Alton Barbehenn Zoom Wed 10am - 11am Open
Zoom via booking system Fri 9am - 12pm 15m, one-one-one

We offer two types of office hours. The first type is open with an open door where you can walk in and out, attend every week, or never—as you see fit. The second type are individual one-on-one office hours that fifteen minutes each, and which you book via the calendly link above. We expect that you limit your use of these to two per term. The booking system only allows one week out so please be considerate of your fellow students. Under genuinely exceptional circumstances, additional visits can be scheduled on demand. (Note that the Zoom links above differ per time slot. Make sure you pick the correct one.)

The same table is at syllabus/overview. For online office hours, links for the sessions will be emailed via compass2g announcement emails.

Computer-Based Testing Exams

The following dates have been (tentatively) reserved (but are as always subject to change):

Quiz First Date Laste Date Late Weeks Covered
Quiz 1 Thu, Sep 16 Sat, Sep 18 Sun, Sep 19 Weeks 1 and 2
Quiz 2 Thu, Sep 30 Sat, Oct 2 Sun, Oct 3 Weeks 3 and 4
Quiz 3 Thu, Oct 14 Sat, Oct 16 Sun, Oct 17 Weeks 5 and 6
Quiz 4 Thu, Oct 28 Sat, Oct 30 Sun, Oct 31 Weeks 7 and 8
Quiz 5 Thu, Nov 11 Sat, Nov 13 Sun, Nov 14 Weeks 9 and 10
Quiz 6 Thu, Dec 2 Sat, Dec 4 Sun, Dec 5 Weeks 11 and 12

You can schedule our exam time within the window with the CBTF site. Each exam will be a session of 50 minutes. It is our understanding that a CBTF Online accomodation will be provided for remote students.

Please consult the CBTF site for full details.


Note: To be determined / finalised.

We aim to have a homework each other week prior to the CBTF quiz.

Week Given Due
Homework 1 – Week 2 Thu, Sep 9 Thu, Sep 16
Homework 2 – Week 4 Thu, Sep 23 Thu, Sep 30
Homework 3 – Week 6 Thu, Oct 7 Thu, Oct 14
Homework 4 – Week 8 Thu, Oct 21 Thu, Oct 28
Homework 5 – Week 10 Thu, Nov 4 Thu, Nov 11
Homework 6 – Week 12 Thu, Nov 25 Thu, Dec 2

These are indicative dates which may be adjusted as needed.

Project Presentations

For Fall 2020, group presentations will likely be recorded Zoom videos. More details will be forthcoming– but the general idea is to have five minutes per team along with five slides per team. Both limits are hard. Teams are expected to have presentation-ready slides in the RStudio Cloud environment (Markdown presentation).

The overall deadline for the group projects will be in around the end of classes / end of term and likely by towards the middle of December.