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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 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

This beginners' session will cover:

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

17 December 2014

11 February 2015

Room F23, Aberconway Building, Column Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
13:30 - 16:30

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place.

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR