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