MATH1712 — Probability and Statistics II

This page contains information, electronic copies of the handouts, and data sets for the MATH1712 module. Please note that the main place to distribute module materials is the Minerva page (of MATH1712 module). Some materials are put in this external webpage for easy access and/or convenient when e.g. you wish to read a dataset directly to R.


For any query or questions, contact your lecturer at


The following links provide pdf copies of the handouts from lectures.

Lecture Notes

While I strongly recommend that you take notes of what I say and write in the lecture videos, the lecture notes are also available here, courtesy of Dr. Jochen Voss.

An introduction of using R is available in a separate document, courtesy of Dr. Jochen Voss:

If you prefer a more "hands on" approach to learning R, i.e. you run some examples in R and learn from it, you may consider this document:

R Code

This section lists some of the R code used in lectures.


This section lists some data sets we considered in this module:


There are many introductions to basic statistics available, both online and in the form of published text books. A selection of relevant books from our libraries is listed below: