An Introduction to R
October 20 & 21
Professor Di Cook, Iowa State University
Software: If you plan on using your laptop, this software is needed. However, we will have access to lab machines that will have the software loaded.
R is an open-source, extensible integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display, similar to S. R provides a wide variety of statistical techniques including linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, and clustering. Furthermore, it is known for the well-designed publication-quality plots, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed, that can be produced with ease and under total user control. R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows and MacOS. Attendees will add a valuable tool to their professional skill set, as hands-on opportunities will allow them to experience many of the features and capabilities of the R language and environment.
The short course is a free service offered to conference registrants. No additional fees are required beyond conference registration.
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