Statistics 2, Fall, 2001
- 6 December
The final is at 12:30pm on Thursday, 13 December. You need
to bring a photo ID, a number 2 pencil, and a scantron form with
room for 100 questions (just like the one for the midterm).
You may bring a calculator and up to two pages of notes (front
and back of two 8.5" by 11" pieces of paper).
I will hold my usual office hours next week.
Some TAs are scheduling review sessions and extra office hours
next week: James Van Campen will have office hours on
Monday and Tuesday from 10am-12pm.
Aimee Foreman will hold office hours Monday 2-4pm and Tuesday 1-4pm in
Yun Zhou will hold a review section Tuesday from 10-11am
in room 344 Evans, and will hold office hours from 11am-12pm Tuesday
and from 10am-12pm Wednesday.
- 30 October
There was an error in the key to a second version of the
midterm (version 4.37). The exams were re-graded.
Some scores went up; none went down. The new scores are online.
- 29 October
There was an error in the key to one of the versions of the
midterm (version 4.91). The exams were re-graded.
Some scores went up.
Unfortunately, some went down, too. The new scores are online.
If you did not take the midterm, you cannot access the problem
sets anymore. If you missed the midterm but intend to stay
in the course, please see me in office hours.
- 16 October
The exam scores are online. Go to TA office hours to look at your exam,
if you wish. I will add 3 points to everybody's grades to compensate
for the time lost at the beginning of the exam.
- 2 October
The midterm is next Thursday, 11 October.
It will cover chapters 1-10 of SticiGui.
Remember to bring a scantron form, a number 2 pencil, a calculator,
and a photo ID.
Apparently, there was a server file system crash last week that
affected the homework log files.
This is the first time such a thing has happened, and it seems
to be related to the Nimda virus, which has been
To compensate for this technical glitch and others that occurred or might
still occur during the semester, I shall drop the lowest 10 homework
scores for each student in computing the homework average.
I apologize for the trouble and stress this might have caused you.
- 25 September
There are (or soon will be)
copies of the printed version of the text on reserve in Moffitt
- 10 September
Given the recent tragedy, I shall postpone homework due dates for a few days;
check the assignment list.
- 9 September
Two students reported problems accessing the problem sets, or seeing
the histogram in problem set 1, using
Internet Explorer 5.0. I don't have a copy, so I cannot verify
the problem. However, I was able to access the problem sets using
Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 4.78, logging in as the students.
If you are having trouble
accessing the problem sets with IE 5.0, consider upgrading; it is
Dozens of students did submit homework successfully using IE5.0,
so the browser might not be the problem.
I have to reschedule office hours this week, too. I'll have
office hours after class Thursday, 13 September, 3:30-4:30PM,
instead of Tuesday.
- 6 September
I'll have an extra office hour today from 3:30-4:30.
- 3 September
A new discussion section has been opened. It meets Tuesday, Thursday
from 1-2pm in 344 Evans.
I regret I need to shorten office hours substantially today
(end at 3:50pm) because of a meeting with the Registrar
regarding the e-Grade system. The meeting was scheduled
during the summer before I knew my office hours.
I will hold extra office hours later this week if there is
demand; time TBA.
- 30 August
Starting Tuesday, 4 September, lectures will be in F295 Haas
Everyone should have access to the problem sets now.
If you do not, it is because you did
not follow instructions by recording an email address with CalNet Directory
Services, and did not give me your email address in class today.
You risk being dropped from the class.
- 23 August 2001
You must submit
Assignments -1 and 0
by 11:59pm, 7 September 2001, to keep or to add this class.
Anyone who has not submitted those assignments by then will be dropped
from the class or from the waiting list.
Access to the problem sets will be set up during the first week of class;
don't worry if your SID and email address do not let you access them yet.
The assignments should not take you very long; set -1 is about the syllabus,
and set 0 is basic arithmetic.
Use your full email address on record with UCB, and use your UCB student ID
as the password.
If you do not have an email address recorded with the university,
get one right away. To update your student records (including your email
CalNet Directory Updates.
To get a UClink email address, see
Berkeley Internet Link.
I will not hold office hours on Tuesday, 31 August.
You can post questions about class material to the class
TAs will take turns answering them every weekday.
The bulletin board is also a good tool for finding study partners.
To access the bulletin board, you must be on the internet from
the UC Berkeley domain (library, public terminal, departmental terminal,