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 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 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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