Technical and Research Skills: Packages
An Introduction to the R Packages for Statistical Analysis
'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 using built-in data sets which you can run and modify for your own purposes
- excellent graphics capacity http://gallery.r-enthusiasts.com/
Workshop participants will become familiar with loading data sets into R, summarizing them and navigating round some commands for doing useful operations such as making basic plots, running statistical tests and downloading/accessing other packages.
|23 January 2013||09:30 - 15:30||Room R23, Aberconway Building|
|22 February 2013||09:30 - 15:30||Room R23, Aberconway Building|
Target Audience: RS & PGR