Thanks for the advice as well. You’re absolutely right that there is so much more for statisticians to learn today… though I’m actually enjoying my measure-theoretic probability class more than I expected

]]>Coincidentally, I just graduated as you came into a stats PhD program. I’d say do not worry about real analysis or measure theory. Real analysis is too far away from real data analysis, and measure theory measures too much for statistics (a little bit probability theory can get you going smoothly in statistics unless you are aiming at theoretical research). Elder people often tend not to agree with me, but there really have been a lot more to learn as a stats PhD nowadays than 30 years ago. I think your previous job should give you a clearer direction on what your priorities will be. Good luck!

]]>Not sure how often the assignments are. Here’s an idea that I think would be workable for both you and the students…for the first assignment, maybe let them turn it in the usual way. For the second assignment through the end use, RMarkdown and knitr.

]]>(I admit, I’m also glad that all three major local teams have the same colors. Makes it much easier for my non-sports-savvy self.) ]]>