STAT 464

Statistical Computing

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Also: STAT 564

Computer representation of numbers, univariate optimization, multivariate optimization, combinatorial optimization, genetic algorithms, EM algorithm, random number generation, numerical integration, simulation and Monte Carlo integration, Gibbs sampling, Metropolis-Hastings algorithm; bootstrapping. Other topics may include: permutation tests,smoothing, reversible jump MCMC, importance sampling, hybrid Gibbs sampling.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of STAT 464, STAT 454 (if taken in the same topic), STAT 564, STAT 556 (if taken in the same topic).
  • May be offered as a joint undergraduate and graduate class.


Undergraduate course in Statistics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science.

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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