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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CMTH 642</span>

CMTH 642 Data Analytics: Advanced Methods

Certificate and Degree Credit
Science Program Area

Prerequisite(s): Department consent
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $1137.80* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)

This course builds on the previous Basic Methods course and covers more advanced concepts including classification and clustering algorithms, decision trees, linear and logistic regression, time series analysis, and text analytics. The course will provide applied knowledge on how to analyze large scale network data produced through social media. In this context topics include network community detection, techniques for link analysis, information propagation on the web and information analysis of social media.

Note: In-class course delivery and on-site computer labs and video lectures

The course meets once a week on campus for an in-class session. These weekly in-class sessions on campus are held in a computer lab and run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Students have facilitated in-class computer lab time and open computer lab hours on Ryerson campus.

Computer Requirements: Students in the Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics certificate should consult the attached flyer for computer requirements.

Throughout the semester, student questions related to course content may be answered either by the instructor on discussion board or by an online tutor via email. For more information, please email Anne-Marie Brinsmead, Program Director, at

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Fall 2018
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Thursday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 13 Sep 2018-13 Dec 2018
Tuesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 11 Sep 2018-11 Dec 2018
Saturday1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 08 Sep 2018-08 Dec 2018
Winter 2019
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Thursday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 17 Jan 2019-18 Apr 2019
Tuesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 15 Jan 2019-16 Apr 2019
Thursday9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 17 Jan 2019-18 Apr 2019
Saturday9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 12 Jan 2019-13 Apr 2019
Spring/Summer 2019
Priority enrolment is open through RAMSS only for students registered in certificate programs. Regular enrolment begins on February 25, 2019.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday, Wednesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.06 May 2019 - 19 Jun 2019
and Wednesday
9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
08 May 2019 - 12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2019
Tuesday, Thursday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.25 Jun 2019 - 06 Aug 2019
Friday9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.28 Jun 2019 - 16 Aug 2019

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