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Basic Methods of Data Analysis (2KV)

Lecture Notes:


Data analysis and visualization are essential to most fields in science and engineering. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic tool chest of methods for pre-processing, analyzing, and visualizing scientific data.


  • Scatter plots and box plots
  • Basics of classification
  • Basics of regression
  • Clustering
  • Principal component analysis (+ visualization, including spectral maps)
  • Singular value decomposition (+ visualization)
  • Matrix factorization (+ visualization)
  • Independent component analysis