CS109: Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists
Winter 2016-2017 |

**Staff Email:**
cs109@cs.stanford.edu

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- CS109 CA Josh Grinberg has put together a
Combinatorics
Reference Sheet for your future use in CS109.

(This reference sheet is also available from the Handouts page.)

**Information on adding CS109 in Gradescope (including the code you'll need to add CS109) and how to submit your assignments is available here.**

Note: you will need to login with your SUNetID to access that page.- If you are interested in writing-up your problem sets using
the LaTex system (this is optional), there is a short
intoduction to LaTex available as a
PDF document, and you can also obtain the
original LaTex file that was used to generate that
PDF (so you can see an example of LaTex source).
If you would like to write your solutions for the Problem Sets in LaTex, you might find it useful to start with this LaTex template file for Problem sets.

An online LaTeX editor and compiler is available at https://www.overleaf.com/.

- For those of you using LaTex to write your assignments, former CS109 student Joe Delgado has written a nunber of snippets for Latex in Sublime, which he has made available on github. You an find a repo of statistical snippets at: https://github.com/djoeman84/Latex-statistical-snippets and a repo for more general math snippets at: https://github.com/djoeman84/Latex-Math-Snippets.
- Welcome to CS109!
- The first class is Monday, January 9th, 11:30am-12:50pm in Bishop Auditorium.
- CS109 is
**not**videotaped this quarter. If you have a conflict with the class time, we strongly suggest taking the class in a different quarter. - Please watch this web site for important class announcements or assignment errata.
- Handouts from class will be available on the handouts page. Any hardcopies remaining after class will be available in the handout bins on the first floor of the Gates building.
- Staff office hours and locations will be posted on
the Course Staff page.
- The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled New Hiring Formula Values Math Pros talking about how employers are seeking computer scientists with training in statistics and probability. CS109 is specifically mentioned in the article.
- An article from the New York Times discusses the
increasing importance of statistics in computing. The article is
entitled
For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics.