Statistics at University of Puget Sound

On this website, you will find links to resources of use to statistics classes at University of Puget Sound.

Classroom-ready data sets

Australian Data And Story Library (OzDASL) a large collection of data sets prepared for classroom use, some of them with an Australian flavor, classified by statistical method and by subject
Data And Story Library (DASL) a fairly large collection of data sets prepared for classroom use, classified by statistical method and by subject
Quantitative Environmental Learning Project (QELP) a decent-sized collection of (primarily univariate and bivariate) data sets prepared for classroom use and related to environmental science
EEPS Data Zoo a decent-sized collection of data sets, many of which are designed for use in high school science classes
Gapminder a fairly large collection of data sets related to the socioeconomic condition of countries around the world
University of Massachusetts Amherst a small collection of data sets prepared for classroom use, many of which are biomedical
University of Puget Sound Data Hoard a small collection of data sets prepared for classroom use

Collections of applets

CAUSEweb applets illustrating various families of distributions
Jo Hardin's applet collection applets illustrating distributions families and other introductory statistical concepts
R Webster West's applet collections applets illustrating distributions and a variety of other introductory statistical concepts
Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics applets illustrating many introductory statistical concepts
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics applets to accompany the textbook by Moore, McCabe, and Craig (7th edition)

 

Individual applets

quincunx applet a virtual quincunx designed to illustrate the central limit theorem (with some parameters such as speed)
another quincunx applet another virtual quincunx
visualizing least squares an applet to help visualize least squares regression, as well as least absolute deviation regression
confidence interval applet an applet that illustrates computing a 95% confidence interval for the mean (iterated many times)
Cliff Hanger applet an applet illustrating a 1-dimensional random walk (with boundary)
Let's Make a Deal applet an applet simulating the famous Monty Hall problem in probability theory

Miscellaneous statistics links

American Statistical Association homepage The American Statistical Association (Amstat) is the largest professional organization for statisticians in the United States
Be An Actuary website The single most useful website for anyone (student or otherwise) who wants to become an actuary
Augustin Vukov's Teaching Statistics, eh? website An excellent general reference for anyone teaching statistics