About these notes

These lecture notes are written for students on MAS113 Introduction to Probability and Statistics and MAS5052 Basic Statistics. Topic covered include

  • data handling and exploratory analysis in R;

  • a short introduction to machine learning;

  • statistical inference: point estimation, interval estimation and hypothesis testing.

There are examples that you can try for yourself from Chapter 3 onwards. You will find these helpful for revision; exam questions will be in a similar style. If you are looking for an example on a particular topic, you may find the index of examples useful.

Any reference to ‘this module’ in these notes applies both to MAS113 and MAS5052.