### Assignments

**1. Exercise groups and assistants. Assignment sheets for the exercises can be found at the bottom of this page.**

Group | Time | Assistant | Location | Notes |
---|---|---|---|---|

H01 | Mon 16.15 - 18.00 |
Alisa Hakola | Y344 | |

H02 | Tue 10.15 - 12.00 |
Timo Norrkniivilä | Y344 | |

H03 | Tue 12.15 - 14.00 | Alisa Hakola | Y307a | Updated for IV-period |

H04 | Tue 14.15 - 16.00 | Timo Norrkniivilä | U344 | |

H05 | Tue 16.15 - 18.00 | Aleksi Avela | Y344 | |

H06 | Wed 10.15 - 12.00 | Kristian Jakobsson | Y344 | |

H07 | Wed 12.15 - 14.00 |
Mikko Kaivola | U6 | On 25.1. in U9 |

H08 | Thu 16.15 - 18.00 |
Mikko Kaivola | Maari B (Linux) - 182 | |

H09 | Fri 8.15 - 10.00 |
Jaakko Wallenius | U351 | |

H10 | Fri 14.15 - 16.00 | Jaakko Wallenius | Y338 | |

H11 | Wed 16.15 - 18.00 | Jaakko Wallenius | Y344 | |

H12 | Wed 8.15 - 10.00 | Kristian Jakobsson | Y344 | |

H13 | Tue 10.15 - 12.00 | Jaakko Wallenius | Y338 |

**2. Grading**

The course grade (0-5) is determined based on the total of exam points (0-24) and exercise points (0-6),

- Total points = exam points + exercise points.

- 15 total points <-> grade 1
- 16 total points <-> grade 2
- 19 total points <-> grade 3
- 22 total points <-> grade 4
- 25 total points <-> grade 5

Additionally, grade 1 is also awarded to those who get 12 points from the exam alone.

*Note, especially, that the highest grade (5) can not be obtained without any exercise points.*The reason for this is that learning to use R, and learning to conduct statistical analysis in practice are essential learning goals of the course.

The exercise points are valid in all exams organized during the year 2023.

**If you miss some exercise session**(e.g. the first week because of travels), please study the problems on your own.

**You can still continue the course.**

#### Exercises

There are several exercise groups in the course. Please attend one of them weekly and **arrive in time in order to get exercise points from the homework.**

The homework marks are
checked at the beginning of each exercise session with attendance
list which is filled at the beginning of each exercise session using
MyCourses attendance box. One
student
is then randomly selected to present their work. The presentation can be
R
code, powerpoint show, whiteboard drawing, photograph of your
hand-written solutions, latex, word, live drawing with paint - which
ever you prefer as long as you are confident to give a short explanation
of your work (we strongly encourage you to make and present your
homework solution with / as R code). Please remember that your solution
does not need to be
correct - an attempt is enough - and that the assistant is there for you
to complement and help to communicate your work if needed |
---|

**You can find the group times and locations in SISU.**

The course exercises consist of two kinds of problems, homework problems and class problems.

**Homework problems**: the first problem(s) of each week's exercise sheet is a homework problem which must be completed**before**that week's exercise session. Bring your solution to the homework problems with you to the exercise sessions (exception: first week's exercise). In the beginning of the exercise session, the course assistant will randomly ask some people who have solved the homework problem to present their solutions to everyone.**Class problems**: the remaining problems of each week's exercise sheet are class problems that will be solved together in the exercise sessions.

Additionally, some of the homework and class problems are **optional**. And although no points will be awarded from them, you are still heavily encouraged to go them through.

- 1/2 exercise points, if you actively attend the exercise session and had completed the week's homework problem.
- 1/4 exercise points, if you actively attend the exercise session but had not completed the week's homework problem.

*Note that active attendance to the exercise sessions is mandatory if you want to obtain any exercise points.*

If you are unable to attend your own group, you are allowed to attend any of the other groups. If, on a given week, you cannot attend the exercises at all, contact the head assistant (Aleksi Avela) by e-mail. Note that you need an extremely good reason for getting the points without attendance!

**3. Assignment sheets**

**The planned assignment sheets can be found below.**

The model solutions will be downloaded in the respective week's folder after the week's last exercise session.

It turns out that the R library "ElemStatLearn" containing the galaxy dataset has been removed from CRAN. Instead, you can download the data from here, or, alternatively, you can just inspect the summary and plot presented in the homework assignment, as it should already contain all the information required for answering the problem.

Please also note that the title of this exercise sheet incorrectly is "Exercise 10". You don't have to mind about this.

Package "ElemStatLearn" containing the galaxy dataset has been removed from CRAN. However, you can just inspect the plots presented in the homework assignment as they should already contain all the information required for answering the problem. Alternatively, you can download the data from here.

Please also note that the title of this exercise sheet incorrectly is "Exercise 11". You don't have to mind about this.

Please also note that the title of this exercise sheet incorrectly is "Exercise 12". You don't have to mind about this.