**CDT Module 1: Statistical Computing**

**Michaelmas Term 2017**

We will be using the statistical software package R, which you can get here. Please install it on your own computer and practice using it as early as possible.

We will also use RStudio, which you can obtain here.

The module assumes familiarity with the basic R material found in Oxford's MSc course; some notes can be found here.

**Notes**

R Questions Review Sheet (Solutions)

#### Slides

Numerical Issues and Computing

Slides on Bayesian Computing, and Adaptive MCMC

#### Notes on R

Notes on Setting Up an R package with git

#### Vignettes

Here's an example vignette file and a BibTeX file. It generates a vignette which looks something like this.

Adding Vignettes to Your Package

**Resources**

Hadley Wickham's books on Advanced R and R packages are highly recommended reading.

The R Inferno takes a detailed look at some of R's quirks.

**Michaelmas 2014**

### Talk Slides

Adaptive MCMC Slides (Krys Latuszynski)

Lauritzen and Spiegelhalter (1998) (Robin Evans)

Intractable Likelihoods MCMC (Matti Vihola)

Lasso (Francois Caron)

Scaling in MCMC (Gareth Roberts)

Statistical Challenges in fMRI (Thomas Nichols)