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Data 8: Foundations of Data Science

UC Berkeley, Spring 2023

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Week 4 Announcements

Feb 6 · 0 min read
  • Project 1 will be released this Friday.
    • Checkpoint due on 2/17, entire project due on 2/24.
    • TAs will send out partner matching forms for each discussion section.
  • Homework 3 is due Wednesday, 2/8
  • Homework 4 is due Wednesday, 2/15
  • Lab 4 is due Friday, 2/10

Week 1

Jan 18
1 Introduction
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Lab Lab 01: Expressions (Due 1/20)
Lab 01 Worksheet
Jan 20
2 Cause and Effect
SlidesVideo
Reading: 2
Homework Homework 01 (Due 1/25)

Week 2

Jan 23
3 Tables
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 3
Lab Lab 02: Table Operations (Due 1/27)
Lab 02 Worksheet
Jan 25
4 Data Types
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 4, 5
Jan 27
5 Building Tables
SlidesDemosBlank DemosVideo
Reading: 6.1, 6.2
Homework Homework 02 (Due 2/1)

Week 3

Jan 30
6 Census
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 6.3, 6.4
Lab Lab 03: Data Types, Creating and Extending Tables (Due 2/3)
Lab 03 Worksheet
Feb 1
7 Charts
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 7, 7.1
Feb 3
8 Histograms
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 7.2, 7.3
Homework Homework 03 (Due 2/8)

Week 4

Feb 6
9 Functions
SlidesDemosVideo
Reading: 8, 8.1
Lab Lab 04: Functions and Visualization (Due 2/10)
Lab 04 Worksheet
Feb 8
10 Groups
SlidesDemosBlank DemosVideo
Reading: 8.2, 8.3
Feb 10
11 Pivots and Joins
Reading: 8.4
Homework Homework 04 (Due 2/15)
Project Project 1: World Population and Poverty (Due 2/24, Checkpoint 2/17)

Week 5

Feb 13
12 Table Examples
Reading: 8.5
Feb 15
13 Conditionals and Iteration
Reading: 9, 9.1, 9.2
Feb 17
14 Chance
Reading: 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
Homework Homework 05 (Due 2/22)

Week 6

Feb 20
Holiday: No Class
Lab Lab 05: Conditional Statements, Iteration, Tables (Due 2/24)
Feb 22
15 Sampling
Reading: 9.5, 10
Feb 24
16 Models
Reading: 10.2, 10.3, 10.4
Homework Homework 06 (Due 3/1)

Week 7

Feb 27
17 Comparing Distributions
Reading: 11.1, 11.2
Lab Lab 06: Assessing Models (Due 3/3)
Mar 1
18 Decisions and Uncertainty
Reading: 11.3, 11.4
Mar 3
19 A/B Testing
Reading: 11.4, 12.1
Homework Homework 07 (Due 3/8)

Week 8

Mar 6
20 Causality
Reading: 12.2
Mar 8
21 Examples
Reading: 12.3
Mar 10
22 Midterm Review
Exam Midterm (7 - 9 PM)

Week 9

Mar 13
23 Confidence Intervals
Reading: 13, 13.1, 13.2
Lab Lab 07: A/B Testing (Due 3/17)
Mar 15
24 Interpreting Confidence
Reading: 13.3, 13.4
Mar 17
25 Center and Spread
Reading: 14, 14.1, 14.2
Homework Homework 08 (3/22)

Week 10

Mar 20
26 The Normal Distribution
Reading: 14.3, 14.4
Lab Lab 08: Sample Mean (Due 3/24)
Mar 22
27 Sample Means
Reading: 14.5
Mar 24
28 Designing Experiments
Reading: 14.6
Homework Homework 09 (Due 4/5)
Project Project 2: Climate (Due 4/14, Checkpoint 4/7)

Spring Break

Mar 27
Spring Break: No Class
Mar 29
Spring Break: No Class
Mar 31
Spring Break: No Class

Week 12

Apr 3
29 Correlation
Reading: 15, 15.1
Apr 5
30 Linear Regression
Reading: 15.2
Apr 7
31 Least Squares
Reading: 15.3, 15.4
Homework Homework 10 (Due 4/12)

Week 13

Apr 10
32 Residuals
Reading: 15.5, 15.6
Lab Lab 09: Regression (Due 4/14)
Apr 12
33 Regression Inference
Reading: 16
Apr 14
34 Privacy
Homework Homework 11 (Due 4/19)
Project Project 3: Classifying Movies (Due 4/28)

Week 14

Apr 17
34 Classification
Reading: 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3
Apr 19
35 Classifiers
Reading: 17.4
Apr 21
36 Updating Probabilities
Reading: 13, 18
Homework Homework 12 (Due 4/26)

Week 15

Apr 24
37 Case Study: TBD
Lab Lab 10: Conditional Probability (Due 4/28)
Apr 26
38 Case Study: Health
Apr 28
39 Conclusion
Homework Homework 13 (Due 5/3)

Final

May 9
Exam Final Exam (3-6 PM)


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