An introduction to R – a powerful tool for statistical analysis and data visualisation

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This four-hour workshop will give you a brief introduction to data analysis techniques, create striking and unique data visualisations, and get better results faster. You will learn the basic concepts of R and how to benefit from utilising this powerful analysis tool.

  • From: Friday 12 May 2017, 12 am
  • To: Friday 12 May 2017, 12 am
  • Location: MAE006, Mary Ann Evans building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 11 May 2017, 12.00 am

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R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is used by some of the largest organisations in the world and many more statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.

This four-hour workshop, delivered by Dr Golnaz Shahtahmassebi and Dr Ben Dickins, will give you a brief introduction to data analysis techniques, help you to create striking and unique data visualisations, and get better results faster. You will learn the basic concepts of R and how to benefit from using this powerful analysis tool.

Who’s it suitable for? Anyone who wants to learn R or wants to know what R is, is welcome to attend. You do not need any prior knowledge of R or programming, but a basic understanding of statistics would be helpful. The number who can attend is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

You will learn:

  • R’s basic concepts
  • components including the R environment
  • about data objects
  • about working with data generating standard graphics
  • how to produce summary statistics
  • how to carry out analysis of variance or regression analysis
  • how to calculate sample size and the power of a statistical test.

You will gain:

  • an insight in to the R environment
  • basic skills in R such as installing R and using R help
  • skills in handling data
  • experience in performing simple statistical analysis.

We will also show you some examples of how to customise R basic graphics and some advanced capabilities associated of data visualisation in R.

Do remember: There are four Rs of education: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic — and R. Make sure you master them all!

Please note: This workshop is for NTU students and staff only.

For any enquiries please email cst.researchsupport@ntu.ac.uk

Location details

Room/Building:

MAE006, Mary Ann Evans building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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