Statistical Graphics & Visualization is a 300-level elective class for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Statistics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Math, and other majors interested in visualizing data. This course also satisfies the Creating General Education requirement for Dietrich College and is highly oversubscribed with a long waitlist every year.
Students learn how to extract, summarize, and visualize structure and features for low- and high-dimensional data. The class is taught in R, but other languages could be subsituted. For the final project, teams of students develop hypotheses and create statistics graphics to look for supporting or contradictory evidence. Projects are presented in poster or website form.