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  • FULL - Workshop: Intro to R - go to October 28 (Thursday, October 27, 2016)
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm and Room: Library Instruction Room, Weldon Library
    Speaker: Devan Becker & Fang He
    Title: Ph. D. candidate in Statistical & Actuarial Sciences

    FULL- An Introduction to R Workshop--ANOTHER IS OFFERED Friday, October 28 AM!

    R is:

    R is a popular open source statistical package for data analytics and graphics that is widely used in both academia and industry. According to a recent survey, it is the most used statistical programming language and the 13th overall for all programming languages. It is available for free download from: http://cran.ca.r-project.org for use on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (there's even a version on Android)

    This course is a half day introduction to R will be led by PhD Candidates in the Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences in the Weldon Instruction Room (ground floor, Map & Data Centre, Weldon Library).

    At the end of the workshop, participants will:

    - have a conceptual understanding of how R works,
    - know how to use R as a calculator and basic data manipulation tool,
    - be able to produce useful graphical and numeric summaries of data,
    - understand basic programming concepts as they relate to statistics,
    - be able to write simple functions in R to automate analyses, and
    - be aware of the availability of relevant packages to expand R's capabilities as needed.

    The Library Instruction Room is located in Weldon Library on the ground floor b ...

  • PhD Thesis Proposal Defence-Public Lecture (Thursday, October 27, 2016)

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