FISH 559: Numerical Computing for the Natural Resources

Exposure to modeling of biological systems and some experience with statistical model fitting (e.g. FISH 458). Students are expected to have access to laptops, the ADMB package and the R package. R can be downloaded for free from the R project web-site. 

Some of the laboratories and homework assignments will require knowledge of EXCEL and Visual Basic.


Four homework assignments and one major project.The homeworks and the project are each worth 50% of the final grade. Note that 10 points (out of 100) will be deducted for each day that an assignment is submitted late.

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