### Introduction to the Course; Basic Data Types (Introduction to Statistical Computing)

Introduction to the course: statistical programming for autonomy, honesty,
and clarity of thought. The functional programming idea: write code by
building functions to transform input data into desired outputs. Basic data
types: Booleans, integers, characters, floating-point numbers. Operators as
basic functions. Variables and names. Related pieces of data are bundled into
larger objects called data structures. Most basic data structures: vectors.
Some vector manipulations. Functions of vectors. Naming of vectors.
Our first regression. Subtleties of floating point numbers and of integers.

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Introduction to Statistical Computing

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