• Welcome to the course Statistical Inference 2024! These MyCourses pages will host the lecture plan, lecture slides, exercise assignments, and other material.

    In the exercise sessions, we will be using R programming language and use R Studio Desktop as the graphical user interface for R.

    Note that Introduction to R programming will be lectured as an intensive course on 20.1.-21.1. in case you are interested. See here: https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=41928

    You can also get assistance with the exercises in the Laskutupa (i.e., mathematics tutoring lab).

    Pekka Pere

    Head assistant:
    Markus Hirvensalo Contact the head assistant (or the assistant of your own group) in questions related to exercise sessions.

    When contacting the teachers by e-mail, start by mentioning the course code. (Otherwise how can the teacher know which of their courses you are talking about?)

    The course exam is 17.4. The renewal examination is 5.6. The latter requires distinct registration at Sisu; the former does not. Please see


    (a) Individual study arrangements for exams (deadline to submit the form is 1 week before the exam, but the earlier the better)

    (b) Exam rooms (announced 1 or 2 days before the exam).

    The course grade (0-5) is determined by exercise points (30%) and exam points (70%). The exercise points are taken account of only for those who get at least 40% of the exam points. Others get grade 0. If one has no exercise points one must get at least 50% of the exam points to pass the course.

    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 2024.