Preliminary remarks

This is a web complement to MATH 342 (Time Series), a third year bachelor course offered at EPFL.

We shall use the R programming language througout the course (as it is free and it is used in other statistics courses at EPFL). Visit the R-project website to download the program. The most popular graphical cross-platform front-end is RStudio Desktop.

R is an object-oriented interpreted language. It differs from usual programming languages in that it is designed for interactive analyses.

Since R is not a conventional programming language, my teaching approach will be learning-by-doing. The benefit of using Rmarkdown is that you see the output directly and you can also copy the code.