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 by the Map and Data Centre. This instruction room provides ...