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Technical and Research Skills: Packages

An Introduction to the R Packages for Statistical Analysis

1/2 day

'R' is one of the best statistical packages available. It also happens to be Open Source software - free to download (via http://www.r-project.org/) and very well documented. 'R' comes with a base package of standard statistical tasks but other packages (including interactive ones) are easily downloaded from the thousands which are available.

Amongst its strengths are:

  • numerous standard and state-of-the-art statistical procedures including those dealing with non-numerical data
  • comprehensive documentation – from beginners’ to technical level and including examples which you can paste in, run and modify for your own purposes
  • many built-in data sets for developing methods
  • excellent graphics capacity http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques

This beginners' session will cover:

  • loading data sets into R;
  • navigating some basic commands for summarizing andplotting data;
  • running basic statistical procedures, tests, etc;
  • downloading/accessing specialist R packages.

27 November 2013
13:30 - 16:30
Room R23, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive

16 January 2014
09:30 - 12:30
Room F23, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR