The aim of this school on statistics is to provide a thorough training in statistics using the user-friendly JMP software, starting with data visualization and ending with multivariate statistics.

We believe that statistics training should be hands-on from start to finish, and that the explanation of theoretical concepts, demonstrations and hands-on exercises should be intertwined throughout. As we believe that the JMP software is the ideal software for exploring data, visualizing it and analyzing it statistically, we will use that software for the entire summer school. With JMP’s interactive capabilities, learning and using statistics becomes fun for applied researchers and statisticians alike. Moreover, JMP is available freely or inexpensively for academic researchers. It is also inexpensive for companies. A free student license is included in various textbooks on statistics (for instance, in the books by Peter Goos and David Meintrup on Graphs, Descriptive Statistics and Probability and on Hypothesis Testing, ANOVA and Regression).

Prior experience with JMP is not required to attend to course.