Training: F106 - 1 day

Getting Started with R

This workshop will introduce the open source R software for statistical computing and equip you to use R for basic data handling and statistical analysis. In the first part of the workshop, you will learn how to get data into R, how to manipulate that data in R and how to explore it using numerical, tabular and graphical summaries. In the second part, you will discover how to analyse data in R using linear regression and analysis of variance. You will also be equipped with ways to find help on R, so that following the workshop you will be able to build on the fundamentals you have learnt to expand your knowledge of R.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to R and RStudio (an open source front-end to R)
  • Data import and export, data handling
  • Basic data summaries, tables and graphics
  • Linear regression
  • Analysis of variance
  • Learning more

For full day workshops, the fee includes tea/coffee, lunch and a pdf copy of the workshop notes. Payment is required to secure reservation. Substitution of delegate names is allowed. Cancellation (on both sides) up to 2 weeks prior to workshop with full refund.

Software Tools Used

R and RStudio - hands on

Who should attend?

  • Statisticians, data analysts or other professionals who would like to use R for statistical analysis.

Recommended Preparation

Knowledge of basic statistics, such as taught in F101 Basic Stats for Scientists. The workshop assumes no previous experience of R.

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