Resources

Probability:  David Little, a colleague who was a graduate student with me in Sand Diego 10 years ago, has put together an beautiful applet illustrating the binomial distribution, simulating a device that was originally constructed 150 years ago by Galton.

Below is a video of a real such device:

Weeks 1-2

As mentioned in class, there are sites such as daytum.com that you can use to collect data. For a discussion of how these sites arose with links to many of them, see this article. For example, a pioneering site served diabetics who need to keep close track of what they eat including immediate calculation of calories.

There is a site called many-eyes.com that you can make use of to see clever ways to visualize data and tools are provided so that you can produce some of these graphs yourself.  Here is a New York Times article which provides a good introduction.

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