# Day 02 - Models and Modeling¶

## Sept. 10, 2020¶

• Office Hours: We are setting these up now based on your needs. They will be posted soon.
• Danny's office hours: 3-4pm Tuesday and Thursday (and by appointment)
• Notebooks: We will be posting the week's worth of work for you on the course website and D2L.
• Slides: Posted online; you can get access from D2L.
• EGR Accounts: These are only needed to access (https://jupyterhub.egr.msu.edu) in case your Python install fails. Email support@egr.msu.edu if you are still having trouble.
• Groups: The assigned groups were posted to D2L and emailed to you. Please add your group number to your name so we can assign the groups today.
• Homework 1: Will be assigned next week; due the week of Sept. 28th.

# Groups¶

• On D2l and in your email, you will find your group assignment (Number 1 through 8).
• (e.g., "Danny" becomes "1 - Danny" if I were assigned to group 1).
• We will work in these groups for several weeks.

# From Pre-Class Assignment¶

## Things you said you want more practice with:¶

• Control structures like loops
• Using pandas to work with and analyze data
• Making models of data (i.e., regression)
• Connecting the progams I write to the models we use

## Concerns you have:¶

• I don't remember syntax for different libraries
• I need to look at websites and notes to complete tasks

# What is a scientific model?¶

In the pre-class assignment, you found videos the describe a model. We can think of models in a variety of ways.

One of my PhD students, John Aiken, made a short film some years ago about models when he was supposed to be writing his master's thesis. Let's watch it.

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from IPython.display import YouTubeVideo