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Practical Machine Learning Course Project
Using devices such as Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand, and Fitbit it is now possible to collect a large amount of data about personal activity relatively inexpensively. These type of devices are part of the quantified self movement – a group of enthusiasts who take measurements about themselves regularly to improve their health, to find patterns in their behavior, or because they are tech geeks. One thing that people regularly do is quantify how much of a particular activity they do, but they rarely quantify how well they do it. In this project, your goal will be to use data from accelerometers on the belt, forearm, arm, and dumbell of 6 participants. They were asked to perform barbell lifts correctly and incorrectly in 5 different ways. More information is available from the website here: (see the section on the Weight Lifting Exercise Dataset).
You work for Motor Trend, a magazine about the automobile industry. Looking at a data set of a collection of cars, they are interested in exploring the relationship between a set of variables and miles per gallon (MPG) (outcome). They are particularly interested in the following two questions: 1) “Is an automatic or manual transmission better for MPG” 2) "Quantify the MPG difference between automatic and manual transmissions"
“We are conducting research on the ways that people use data analysis and data science tools. Your participation in this non-graded and completely optional peer assessment will be part of that research. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you for the purposes of this research and only aggregated totals of responses to questions will be reported. The potential risks to you are small. The potential benefits to the community of data scientists, developers, and professors are very high – we will be able to figure out which methods work and which methods do not. This exercise is 100% optional and will not have any influence whatsoever on your grade in the class. Thanks for considering helping us learn about data science!”
Statistical Inference Project
This project has two parts: Part 1: Simulation Exercise Instructions In this project you will investigate the exponential distribution in R and compare it with the Central Limit Theorem. The exponential distribution can be simulated in R with rexp(n, lambda) where lambda is the rate parameter. The mean of exponential distribution is 1/lambda and the standard deviation is also 1/lambda. Set lambda = 0.2 for all of the simulations. You will investigate the distribution of averages of 40 exponentials. Note that you will need to do a thousand simulations. Part 2: Basic Inferential Data Analysis In the second portion of the project, we’re going to analyze the ToothGrowth data in the R datasets package.
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Storm Data Analysis of National Weather Service Data
Storms and other severe weather events can cause both public health and economic problems for communities and municipalities. This project involves exploring the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) storm database. This database tracks characteristics of major storms and weather events in the United States. This project attemps to answer two questions: 1) Across the United States, which types of events (as indicated in the “EVTYPE” variable) are most harmful with respect to population health? 2) Across the United States, which types of events have the greatest economic consequences?