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SUMMARY:LISA Statistics Short Course: Basics of R
DESCRIPTION:
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS\n
LISA (Virginia
Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical
Analysis) is providing a series of
evening short courses to help graduate students
use statistics in their research. The focus
of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical
statistical techniques for analyzing
or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses
for instructions on how to
REGISTER and to learn more.\n
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Summer 2013 Schedule:\n
Monday,
June 10: Structural Equation
Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS;\n
Monday, June 17:
Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful
Data*;\n
Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25:
Basics of R;\n
Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July
2: Statistical Analysis in R;\n
Monday, July 8
& Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R;\n
Monday,
July 15: SAS Programming I;\n
Tuesday, July 16:
SAS Programming II;\n
Monday, July 22: Model
selection in R featuring the lasso;\n
*This
course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all
other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall.\n
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Monday,
June 24 and Tuesday, June 25, 4:00-6:00
pm;\n
Instructor: Ana Maria Ortega Villa;\n
Location:
3060 Torgersen Hall;\n
Title: Basics
of R;\n
Course Information:\n
R is a powerful,
versatile, and free statistical programming
language which has become increasingly popular
among industrial and academic data analysts.
This introductory course covers programming
basics in R, including the definition and manipulation
of data objects, loops, importing/exporting
data, and simple data summaries. These
concepts will be illustrated using both
the Fisher Iris Data and also the National Longitudinal
Mortality Survey. The classic Fisher
Iris Data includes 150 records with four measurements
on three species of flowers and will
be used to illustrate the basic principles
listed above. The power of R will then be demonstrated
by performing similar operations
on the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey,
which includes nearly a million records with
38 measurements each. The course format includes
lecture and computer laboratory components
and attendees will have the opportunity to
write, modify, and execute R codes for these
data.\n
\n
This introductory session is part
of a three course series which assumes no previous
coding experience in R or any other language.
The intended audience for this course
includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure
to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating
R into their research programs. More
experienced users may wish to skip this course
and attend subsequent courses on statistical
and graphical techniques using R. A schedule
of available LISA short courses may be found
here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.\n
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Resources:\n
www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0\n
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_flower_data_set\n
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www.census.gov/did/www/nlms/\n
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R
can be downloaded here: www.r-project.org\n
RStudio
can be downloaded here:
http://rstudio.org/download/desktop\n
\n
Follow
us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration)
or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT)
to be the first to know about LISA
events!\n\n
Price: Free\n
Contact: Tonya Pruitt\n
Phone: 540-231-8354\n
E-Mail:: lisa@vt.edu\n
for more info visit the web at:\n
http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses\n
LOCATION:3060 Torgersen Hall
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