6.0002 Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

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Undergraduate 
Units: 2-3-1
Second half of term - Begins 10/20
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Prof. John Guttag
Schedule: MW3, Room 34-101, Recitations F11, F12, F1, F2 and F3
 
DESCRIPTION
 
Provides an introduction to using computation to understand real-world phenomena. Topics include plotting, stochastic programs, probability and statistics, random walks, Monte Carlo simulations, modeling data, optimization problems, and clustering. Combination of 6.0001 and 6.0002 counts as REST subject.