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PowerPoint Presentations for 2003-2004

The PowerPoint presentations for 2003-2004 are now here. The nonparametric notes (not covered in the textbook) are here.

1, 2, 3,4,5, 6,7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

For Mac users, these sixteen presentations should work fine. PowerPoint is, however, a lousy medium because of poor cross-platform consistency. PC users may well have to go through each presentation fixing fonts, particularly when fixed space fonts have been relied on for spacing. More radically, there are animations in the presentations for weeks 4, 10 and 13. "Movies" are handled nicely by Macs. On PCs, they seem much more complicated. My solution has been to convert all the animations to GIFs, and make them loop. On the Mac version, I can click on an animation and it will start and stop at will. On PCs, this seems impossible to achieve (without PowerPoint having to call in QuickTime which takes over the screen and spoils the look). My solution results in the animations always cycling when the slide is being shown.

For special PC versions and the original GIFs, see the 2002-2003 versions. I haven't made new special versions for this year (yet?).

Alan Grafen  20th April 2004
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