Note: Most of the content is still from Fall 2019 and will be replaced once Fall 2020 shapes up.


On this is an online class, lectures are a combination of slides, short videos – and required reading plus self-guided exercises. We will aim to upload the lecture slides weekely.

Office Hours

Title Name Office Hours
Instructor Dirk Eddelbuettel Online/Zoom Mon 7pm - 8pm
TA Alton Barbehenn Online/Zoom Tue 2pm - 3pm
Online/Zoom Wed 2pm - 3pm
TA Rofi Islam Online/Zoom Tue 10am - 11am
Online/Zoom Wed 10am - 11am

The same table is at syllabus/overview. For online office hours, links for the sessions will be emailed via compass2g announcement emails.

Computer-Based Testing Exams

The following dates have been (tentatively) reserved (but are as always subject to change):

Exam Date
Exam 1 Thu, Sep 10
Exam 2 Thu, Sep 24
Exam 3 Thu, Oct 8
Exam 4 Thu, Oct 22
Exam 5 Thu, Nov 5
Exam 6 Mon, Nov 19

Each exam will be a CBFT Online session of 50 minutes. Please seethis Google Slides document by CBTF for additional resources, and consult the CBTF site for full details.


Note: To be determined / finalised.

We aim to have a homework each other week prior to the CBTF quiz.

Week Given Due
Homework 1 – Week 2 Thu, Sep 3 Thu, Sep 10
Homework 2 – Week 4 Thu, Sep 17 Thu, Sep 24
Homework 3 – Week 6 Thu, Oct 1 Thu, Oct 8
Homework 4 – Week 9 Thu, Oct 15 Thu, Oct 22
Homework 5 – Week 13 Thu, Oct 29 Thu, Nov 5
Homework 6 – Week 15 Thu, Nov 12 Thu, Nov 19

These are indicative dates which may be adjusted as needed.

Project Presentations

For Fall 2020, group presentations will likely be recorded Zoom videos. More details will be forthcoming– but the general idea is to have five minutes per team along with five slides per team. Both limits are hard. Teams are expected to have presentation-ready slides in the RStudio Cloud environment (Markdown presentation).

The overall deadline for the group projects will be in around the end of classes / end of term and likely by towards the middle of December.