Data 8 Logistics

Data 8 Logistics

Is there any difference between COMPSCI C8, INFO C8, and STAT C8?

  • No, they’re all the same class.

All three classes show up in Cal Central. Which one should I enroll in?

  • All the seats in each semester are associated with one department. Enroll in whichever one has seats that semester. 

How many seats are available in Data 8?

  • The class is now a regular offering. We aim to offer it every semester, and we are trying to meet student demand. For the first time in Spring 2018, we may have to limit the course to ~1000 students. We hope to be able to offer more seats in future semesters. 

If there are seats in the Data 8 lecture, but no lab sections open for enrollment, how do I enroll in a lab section?

  • In some semesters, lab section enrollment is decided at the start of the semester. In those semesters, there will be a 999 section. In that case, sign up for the 999 section.

Are seats reserved for particular categories of students?

  • Freshmen and sophomores have priority to start. As soon all undergraduates have had their Phase II appointments, no seats will continue to be held for particular categories of students, and the waitlist will be processed in order.

I'm interested in doing the EdX course, Data 8X, online. Does this count to satisfy Data 8?

  • No, unfortunately, Data 8X doesn't have all the content of Data 8, and does not transfer academic credit.

Can graduate students enroll?

  • Yes, they can enroll like juniors and seniors.

Which majors’ statistics/quantitative or computing requirements does Data 8 satisfy?

Does Data 8 satisfy the L&S Quantitative Reasoning requirement?

  • Yes.

Can I receive credit for both Data 8 and CS 61A?

  • Yes.

Can I receive credit for both Data 8 and Stat 2/20/21?

  • Yes, but this path is not recommended.

How does Data 8 set me up for courses in other areas of study that draw on introductory statistics as found in Stat 2 or Stat 20/21?

  • For students planning to pursue other areas of study, the Statistics Department recommends Data 8 for all areas where students have historically taken Stat 2, and Data 8 plus the Stat 88 connector for areas where students have historically taken Stat 20/21.