What You’ll Need for Stat141:
A Scientific Calculator
– A TI 83 or 84, preferably an 84 (there's one function we'll use that is only available on the 84, though you can find an applet online). A TI89 can be used, but it’s trickier…2.
A good Internet connection
(DSL or cable). If you don’t have one, plan to visit a local library, or UVM, if you live nearby. You must have access to a means of scanning handwritten documents to send as pdf’s. (ascanner, or screenshot capability, or a good camera might work, too). You won’t need to do this often, butshould be able to do it a few times during the semester.3.
JMP --Statistical computing package:
You're required to use it for a couple homework assignments andit will come in handy for other homework sometimes. You do not have to buy it. It is available to allUVM students for free. Go here and choose your platform (PC or Mac -- not available for Linux), thenchoose JMP9.0 (not the Pro version). If you have a 64-bit machine, you can use the ‘Pro’ version, but theregular version is plenty for our purposes. If you have trouble downloading, contact the helpline (802-656-2604) or check here for other types of help: http://www.uvm.edu/it/help/4.
A Homework Portal Code
Textbook or e-book**
: Intro Stats, De Veaux, Velleman, Bock, 4th edition, Pearson/Addison Wesley,2013. (Note: When you sign up for the homework portal you automatically have access to an e-book sothere is no need to have a hard copy of the textbook unless that is your preference.) This is a well-writtentext with lots of good examples, and even a sense of humor.
Access code to Mylab:
You’ll be using the Pearson “MyLab and Mastering” Homework Portal --pearsonmylabandmastering.com The old name of MyLab was CourseCompass, so you can also access it atCourseCompass.com.
**Access to MyLab
comes with the UVM bookstore text package. You might prefer this alternative if you like touse a ‘real’ textbook. Warning: Do not buy your textbook through Amazon or other sources as they will not usually include this access code!Or… for a bit less money, you can purchase just the homework portal, and it comes with an ebook, instead of ahard-copy book (to purchase this, go to CourseCompass.com. You can pay with a credit card or Paypal, and lasttime I checked, the price was around $82)
Registering with Mylab:
Go to the webpage – (coursecompass.com), and click the Student button under Register(over on the right). Enter our Course ID:
(not available yet), and follow the instructions.
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