Workshop – Introduction to R (Statistical Package)

R is a popular open source statistical package for data analytics and graphics.  R is available for free download from for use on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

This course is a full day introduction to R, and will be held in the Weldon Instruction Room (ground floor, The D.B. Weldon Library) on October 30, 2014.  In the morning (9:00 to 12:00), after a general introduction, we will learn the basics of R as a calculator, as a way to draw statistical graphics, and as a statistical package.  In the afternoon (1:00 to 3:30), we will learn basic programming in R:  how to write our own functions to automate analyses. The day finishes with a survey of R packages.

The course is presented by Prof. Duncan Murdoch of the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at Western. Prof. Murdoch has been a member of the R core developer team for more  than 10 years, and has given numerous talks and short courses on R all around the world.

To register for the course, please complete the form at The Weldon Instruction Room provides computers for twenty-eight participants.


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