R workshops

R Workshops

R is freely available, open source statistical software that has been widely adopted in the research community. Due to its open nature, thousands of add-ons (“packages” in R parlance) are available that handle many specialized functions and implement the latest statistical techniques. Ryan Womack, the Data Librarian, is presenting a three-part workshop series, “An Introduction to R” covering

Statistical Techniques: Descriptive Statistics, Regression, Significance, Finding Additional Packages
Graphics: comparison of graphing techniques of basic R, lattice, and ggplot2 packages
Data Manipulation: Data Import and Transformation

This is the schedule for Fall 2011:

Workshops will run for three consecutive weeks at the following times; choose the time that is most convenient for you.

Tuesdays 10-11:30 (Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 20)
Wednesdays 1-2:30 (Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21)
Fridays 12-1:30 (Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23)

Put another way,

Statistical Techniques will be covered in the 1st week: Sept 6-9
Graphics will be covered in the 2nd week: Sept 13-16
Data Manipulation will be covered in the 3rd week: Sept 20-23

All workshops will be held in Alexander Library, Room 413 (4th floor of the new wing).

Each workshop is self-contained and will be hands-on with the software. A beginner would want to attend all three, but if there is one aspect
you want to brush up on, it is fine to attend that single session as well. All sessions are first come, first served (the lab has 23 PCs). If you have R on your laptop, feel free to bring it too. There is no need to register.

More R stuff at http://libguides.rutgers.edu/content.php?pid=115296&sid=1208422

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