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Data 8: Foundations of Data Science

UC Berkeley, Spring 2024

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Week 6 Announcements

Feb 19 · 0 min read
  • Please fill out the Midterm Accommodations form here
    • Midterm approaching on March 8th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. (PST)
  • HW 05 released! Due 2/22 5:00PM
  • Project 1 due Saturday 2/24
  • Lab 05 due Saturday 2/24
  • HW 06 due Wednesday 2/28

Week 1

Jan 17
1 (Sahai & Khan) Introduction
SlidesDemos
Reading: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Lab Lab 01: Expressions (Due 1/19)
Lab 01 Worksheet
Jan 19
2 (Khan) Cause and Effect
Slides
Reading: 2
Homework Homework 01 (Due 1/24)

Week 2

Jan 22
3 (Sahai) Tables
SlidesDemos
Reading: 3
Lab Lab 02: Table Operations (Due 1/26)
Lab 02 Worksheet
Jan 24
4 (Sahai) Data Types
SlidesDemos
Reading: 4, 5
Jan 26
5 (Khan) Building Tables
SlidesDemos
Reading: 6.1, 6.2
Homework Homework 02 (Due 1/31)

Week 3

Jan 29
6 (Sahai) Census
SlidesDemos
Reading: 6.3, 6.4
Lab Lab 03: Data Types, Creating and Extending Tables (Due 2/2)
Lab 03 Worksheet
Jan 31
7 (Sahai) Charts
SlidesDemos
Reading: 7, 7.1
Feb 2
8 (Khan) Histograms
SlidesDemos
Reading: 7.2, 7.3
Homework Homework 03 (Due 2/7)

Week 4

Feb 5
9 (Sahai) Functions
SlidesDemos
Reading: 8, 8.1
Lab Lab 04: Functions and Visualization (Due 2/9)
Lab 04 Worksheet
Feb 7
10 (Khan) Groups
SlidesDemos
Reading: 8.2, 8.3
Feb 9
11 (Khan) Pivots and Joins
SlidesDemos
Reading: 8.4
Homework Homework 04 (Due 2/14)
Project Project 1: World Population and Poverty (Due 2/23, Checkpoint 2/16)

Week 5

Feb 12
12 (Denero) Table Examples
SlidesDemosEmpty Demos
Reading: 8.5
Project 1 Lab Worksheet
Feb 14
13 (Khan) Conditionals and Iteration
SlidesDemos
Reading: 9, 9.1, 9.2
Feb 16
14 (Sahai) Chance
SlidesDemos
Reading: 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
Homework Homework 05 (Due 2/21)

Week 6

Feb 19
Holiday: No Class
Lab Lab 05: Conditional Statements, Iteration, Tables (Due 2/23)
Lab 05 Worksheet
Feb 21
15 (Khan) Sampling
SlidesDemos
Reading: 9.5, 10
Feb 23
16 (Sahai) Models
SlidesDemos
Reading: 10.2, 10.3, 10.4
Homework Homework 06 (Due 2/28)

Week 7

Feb 26
17 (Jonathan & Atticus) Comparing Distributions
Reading: 11.1, 11.2
Lab Lab 06: Assessing Models (Due 3/1)
Lab 06 Worksheet
Feb 28
18 (Khan) Decisions and Uncertainty
Reading: 11.3, 11.4
Mar 1
19 (Sahai) A/B Testing •
Reading: 11.4, 12.1
Homework Homework 07 (Due 3/6)

Week 8

Mar 4
20 (Sahai) Causality
Reading: 12.2
Midterm Review Worksheet
Mar 6
21 (Khan) Examples
Reading: 12.3
Mar 8
22 (Khan) Midterm Review
Exam Midterm (7 - 9 PM)

Week 9

Mar 11
23 (Sahai) Confidence Intervals
Reading: 13, 13.1, 13.2
Lab Lab 07: A/B Testing (Due 3/15)
Lab 07 Worksheet
Mar 13
24 (Khan) Interpreting Confidence
Reading: 13.3, 13.4
Mar 15
25 (Khan) Center and Spread
Reading: 14, 14.1, 14.2
Homework Homework 08 (3/20)

Week 10

Mar 18
26 (Sahai) The Normal Distribution
Reading: 14.3, 14.4
Lab Lab 08: Sample Means (Due 3/22)
Lab 08 Worksheet
Mar 20
27 (Khan) Sample Means
Reading: 14.5
Mar 22
28 (Khan) Designing Experiments
Reading: 14.6
Homework Homework 09 (Due 4/3)
Project Project 2: Climate (Due 4/12, Checkpoint 4/7)

Spring Break

Mar 25
Spring Break: No Class
Mar 27
Spring Break: No Class
Mar 29
Spring Break: No Class

Week 12

Apr 1
29 (Sahai) Correlation
Reading: 15, 15.1
Project 2 Lab Worksheet
Apr 3
30 (Khan) Linear Regression
Reading: 15.2
Apr 5
31 (Khan) Least Squares
Reading: 15.3, 15.4
Homework Homework 10 (Due 4/10)

Week 13

Apr 8
32 (Sahai) Residuals
Lab Lab 09: Regression (Due 4/12)
Lab 09 Worksheet
Apr 10
33 (Sarah & Noah) Regression Inference
Reading: 15.5, 15.6
Apr 12
34 (Khan) Updating Predictions
Reading: 16
Homework Homework 11 (Due 4/17)
Project Project 3: Classifying Movies (Due 4/26, Checkpoint 4/21)

Week 14

Apr 15
35 (Sahai) Classification
Reading: 13, 18
Project 3 Lab Worksheet
Apr 17
36 (Sahai) Classifiers
Reading: 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3
Apr 19
37 (Wagner) Privacy
Reading: 17.4
Homework Homework 12 (Due 4/24)

Week 15

Apr 22
38 (Sahai) Case Study: Tech
Lab Lab 10: Conditional Probability (Due 4/26)
Lab 10 Worksheet
Apr 24
39 (Adhikari) Inference Review
Apr 26
40 (Sahai & Khan) Conclusion
Homework Homework 13 (Due 5/5)

Final

May 7
Exam Final Exam (3-6 PM)


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