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Cats don't like calculus.

Ronald Mak

Department of Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Department of Applied Data Science
Spring Semester 2021

Office hours: TuTh: 4:30-5:30 PM online via Zoom
Office location: ENG 250 (but working from home)

DATA 220 Mathematical Methods for Data Analysis

Th 6:00 - 8:45 PM online via Zoom

Data science articles


# Assigned Due Assignment
1 Jan 28 Feb 4 CSV datasets and Jupyter notebooks

Jupyter notebooks: TitanicCSV.ipynb    AirlineSafetyCSV.ipynb    BostonCrimeCSV.ipynb
CSV files:
2 Feb 4 Feb 11 Seaborn Histograms of Random Values

Example graphs: NormalGraphs.pdf
Example solution: Assignment2-solution.ipynb
3 Feb 11 Feb 18 Analysis of a Dataset

Example analysis: TitanicAnalysis.ipynb    TitanicSurvival.csv
4 Feb 18 Sep 25 Combinatorics and Probability Problem Set

Solutions: Assignment4-solutions.ipyn
5 Feb 20 Feb 27 Probability Problem Set

Solutions: Assignment5-solutions.ipyn
6 Mar 4 Mar 11 The Central Limit Theorem
7 Mar 25 Apr 8 Linear regression
8 Apr 8 Apr 15 Multiple Regression Analysis
9 Apr 15 Apr 22 Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning
10 Apr 22 Apr 29 Statistics Problem Set

Solutions: Assignment10-solutions.ipyn
11 Apr 29 May 6 Matrix Operations Problem Set

Solutions: Assignment11-solutions.ipyn
12 May 6 May 13 Polynomial Regression and Markov Chain Problem Set

Solutions: Assignment12-solutions.ipyn


Week Date Content
1 Jan 28 Zoom recording Password: n?3dCh7M
Slides: Introduction to data analytics; What is Data Science? history of data collection; history of data analysis; Python libraries; datasets; load CSV files into dataframes; statistics and machine learning; data scientist skillset;

Lab: Install Anaconda
Lab: Load CSV datasets into dataframes
Jupyter notebooks: TitanicCSV.ipynb    AirlineSafetyCSV.ipynb    BostonCrimeCSV.ipynb
CSV files:
2 Feb 4 Zoom recording Password: kD=CSP22
Slides: Big Data; Jupyter notebooks; IPython; lists; indexing; length; mutable; two-dimensional, tuples; unpack; slice; sort; search; list comprehension; list operations; numpy arrays; Seaborn; histogram vs. bar chart; random values

Lab: Seaborn Histograms
Jupyter notebooks: AgeBarChart.ipynb    5.02-Lists.ipynb    5.03-Tuples.ipynb    5.04.Unpacking.ipynb    5.05-Slicing.ipynb    5.06-Deletion.ipynb    5.08-Sorting.ipynb    5.09-Searching.ipynb    5.10-OtherOperations.ipynb    5.12-Comprehensions.ipynb    5.16-TwoDimensionalLists.ipynb
3 Feb 11 Zoom recording Password: iT$5aBW&
Slides: Statistics; sums; measures of central tendency; mean; weighted average; median; mode; measures of variability; range; percentiles; quartiles; interquartile range (IRQ); variance; standard deviation; zip; data analysis with the Titanic Survival dataset

Lab: Descriptive Statistics
Jupyter notebooks: sum.ipynb    mean.ipynb    weighted_average.ipynb    median.ipynb    mode.ipynb    range.ipynb    quartiles.ipynb    IQR.ipynb    stdev.ipynb    ziptest.ipynb    TitanicAnalysis.ipynb    TitanicSurvival.csv    boxplot.png
"Analysis of California County Expenditures"
4 Feb 18 Zoom recording Password: QAO^X4.3
Slides: Counting principles; factorial notation; count the complement; counting when order doesn't matter; binomial coefficients; collections that allow repetitions; permutations and combinations; uncertainty; probability: classical and relative frequency interpretations; basic probability laws; Venn diagrams

Lab: Combinatorics and probability problem set
5 Feb 25 Zoom recording Password: ?g?BPsM5
Slides: Conditional probability; independent vs. dependent events; Bayes' Theorem; Thomas Bayes and Bayesian statistics; disease test example; Monty Hall Problem; discrete and continuous random variables; probability distributions: uniform, normal, exponential, binomial, Poisson; expected value; animated graphs

Lab: Probability problem set
Python program:
Jupyter notebook: PltAnimation.ipynb
6 Mar 4 Zoom recording Password: 19%tkcr+
Slides: Computer simulations; Monty Hall simulation program; Monty Hall with n doors and k cars; statistics; sampling; random vs. biased sampling; sampling error; estimates of the population mean; the Central Limit Theorem; sampling distribution of the sample means; number of samples; size of samples; standard error; sampling distributions of the mean, median, and standard deviation

Lab: Central Limit Theorem
Jupyter notebook: MontyHall.ipynb
7 Mar 11 Zoom recording Password: S5t.=R=A
Slides: Discrete vs. continuous random variables; area under the curve; normal probability distribution; standard normal distribution; standard normal distribution probabilities; confidence interval; critical values; level of significance; margin of error; small sample estimates; Student's t distribution; t confidence interval; interpretation of confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; test procedure; Type I and Type II errors; test statistic; null hypothesis rejection regions; hypothesis testing examples

Jupyter notebook: StandardNormal.ipynb
Fall 2020 midterm: Midterm-Fall2020.ipynb    Midterm-Fall2020-Solution.ipynb
8 Mar 18 Midterm

Zoom recording Password: mt@^5F5L
Slides: Null vs. alternative hypothesis; small sample hypothesis tests; testing two population means with large and small samples
9 Mar 25 Zoom recording Password: EX==qiw8
Slides: Tactics for solving probability problems; midterm solutions; hypothesis testing and experiments; different significant levels; using P-values; dependent and independent variables; scatter plots; regression analysis; regression line; slope-intercept; residual values; least-squares line; coefficient of determination; correlation coefficient; correlation and causation; Assignment #7

Midterm solutions: midterm solutions
Jupyter notebooks: ScatterPlot.ipynb   LeastSquaresLine.ipynb   CoeffOfDet.ipynb   Correlation.ipynb
10 Apr 8 Zoom recording Password: u6NxB?.i
Slides: Python regression analysis functions; NY City temperatures example; time-series analysis; linear trend over time; moving averages; exponential smoothing; another perspective on linear regression; multiple linear regression; normal equations; home prices example; introduction to machine learning; supervised; unsupervised; steps for doing ML; time-series analysis via ML example; split the data; train the estimator; test the model; make predictions; multiple regression via ML; California housing example; underfitting and overfitting;

Jupyter notebooks: NYCTemps.ipynb   TimeSeries.ipynb HomePrices.ipynb NYCTempsML.ipynb   CaliforniaHousing.ipynb
Least squares module:
Dataset: nyc_avg_jan_1895-2021.csv
11 Apr 15 Zoom recording Password: WfaSn6&J
Slides: scikit-learn machine learning algorithms; "Big Data"; supervised ML; k-nearest neighbor ML classification algorithm with the Digits dataset; training and testing the KNN model; confusion matrix; classification report; unsupervised ML; dimensionality reduction; TSNE estimator; k-means clustering algorithm with the Iris dataset; principal component analysis; Assignment #9; very brief introduction to Python natural language processing

Jupyter notebooks: k-NearestNeighbors.ipynb   k-DimensionalityReduction.ipynb   k-MeansClustering.ipynb  
Natural language processing:
12 Apr 22 Zoom recording Password: J2D7&UjL
Slides: Linear algebra; vectors; vector arithmetic; normalize a vector; vectors and NumPy; matrices; matrix arithmetic; matrix inverse; matrices and NumPy; Hilbert matrices; graphic transformation matrix; linear equations; home prices example; solve a system of linear equations; equivalent systems; graphical solution; consistent and inconsistent systems; ill-conditioned systems; augmented matrix solution; row echelon form; Gaussian elimination solution to home housing prices; solution using Python

Jupyter notebooks: NumPy.ipynb   Vectors.ipynb   Matrices.ipynb   LinearAlgebra.ipynb   MatrixInverse.ipynb   Hilbert.ipynb   TransformationMatrix.ipynb   HomePricesSolve.ipynb
13 Apr 29 Zoom recording Password: .?tqX0vH
Slides: Matrix representation; calculate a matrix inverse; solution using an inverse; singular matrix and system; least-squares solution with matrices; Gram-Schmidt Orthonormalization Process; QR factorization and least squares; LU decomposition; singular value decomposition (SVD)

Jupyter notebooks: LinearEquationPlots.ipynb    MatrixInverse.ipynb    LeastSquaresMatrix.ipynb    MultivariateMatrix.ipynb    QR.ipynb    LU.ipynb    SVD.ipynb    Splines.ipynb
14 May 6 Zoom recording Password: wJ2q?C8&
Slides: Nonlinear relationships; normal equations; polynomial regression; polynomial regression with matrices and QR factorization; Markov chain; Markov steady state

Jupyter notebooks:    PolynomiaRegression1.ipynb    PolynomiaRegression2.ipynb    PolynomiaRegression3.ipynb    PolynomiaRegression4.ipynb    PolynomialRegressionMatrices.ipynb    MarkovChain.ipynb
15 May 13 Zoom recording Password: 52Sphr&P
Slides: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; uses; geometric interpretations; normalized eigenvectors; compute eigenvalues; compute eigenvectors; numpy.linalg.eig() function; matrix powers; optimization for machine learning; linear regression example; Nelder-Mead algorithm; gradients, gradient descent; optimization with Python; logistic regression

Jupyter notebooks:    VectorPlots.ipynb    TestEigenFactorization1.ipyn    TestEigenFactorization2.ipyn    TestEigenFactorization3.ipyn    TimeEigen.ipynb    TestMatrixPower.ipynb    LeastSquaresOptimization.ipynb    GlobalOptimization.ipynb    LogisticRegression.ipynb


Become familiar with the mathematical foundations for data analytics, including probability, statistics, and linear algebra. Obtain practical experience solving problems with the Python data analytics modules and functions.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)


Instructor consent.

Recommended books

You can find most of what you’ll need online. Sample tutorials: But if you like to read textbooks, here are some suggestions.
Each of these books has many more topics in much greater depth
than this course will cover.
Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis, 6th edition
Roxy Peck, Tom Short, and Chris Olsen
Cengage, 2019
Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 4th edition
David Poole
Cengage Learning, 2015
Linear Algebra (Schaum’s Outline), 6th edition
Seymour Lipschutz and Marc Lipson
McGraw-Hill, 2018
Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python, 2nd edition
Joel Grus
O’Reilly, 2019
Python Data Science Handbook
Jake VanderPlas
O’Reilly, 2017