Math Prefresher for Political Scientists
About this Booklet
The Harvard Gov Prefresher is held each year in August. All relevant information is on our website, including the day-to-day schedule. The 2018 Prefresher instructors were Shiro Kuriwaki and Yon Soo Park, and the faculty sponsor is Gary King.
This booklet servs as the text for the Prefresher. It is the product of generations of Prefresher Instructors. See below for a full list of instructors and contributors.
We transitioned the booklet into a Rmarkdown (bookdown) document and into a github repository in 2018. As we update this version, any bug reports or fixes would be greatly appreciated.
All changes should be made in the
.Rmd files in the project root. If the changes are substantial, please verify that that the entire book compiles before submitting. Ideally, try to get the XeLaTeX settings on your computer aligned so that building produces a PDF as well as a HTML page. Some of the datasets used are currently not tracked on github but available upon request.
To contribute a change, please make a pull request and set the repository maintainer as the reviewer.