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A data product is the production output from a statistical analysis. Data products automate complex analysis tasks or use technology to expand the utility of a data informed model, algorithm or inference. This course covers the basics of creating data products using Shiny, R packages, and interactive graphics. The course will focus on the statistical fundamentals of creating a data product that can be used to tell a story about data to a mass audience.

Weekly video lectures, quizzes and peer-graded projects.

Course Syllabus:

Students will learn how communicate using statistics and statistical products. Emphasis will be paid to communicating uncertainty in statistical results. Students will learn how to create simple Shiny web applications and R packages for their data products.




4 weeks (4-9 hours/week)

Important Date:

6th April, 2015- 4th May, 2015

Recommended Background :

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Reproducible Research and R Programming

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  • Brian Caffo, Phd
  • Jeff Leel Phd
  • Roger D. Peng
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