Description: Data Science is a field that uses computational tools to extract insight from large data sets. In this class will discuss topics in Data Science including data visualization, how to manipulate data sets (data wrangling), and how to make predictions from data (machine learning). Students will learn how to use the R programming language to analyze data. Assignments will consist of weekly problem sets that cover newly introduced topics, and a midterm and a final project. By the end of the class students should be able to effectively visualize and analyze data in order to extract information for large data sets. There is no prerequisite for this class, but past programming experience will be useful.