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## Introduction to R - The Open Source Statistical Package

### Course Information

- Title:
**Introduction to R: The Open Source Statistical Package**

### Further Information

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*This one day course will provide participants with an overview of R, an open source, freely available, statistical package. As a powerful data management and analysis tool, knowledge of R enables users to effortlessly organise and conduct analyses on large quantities of data. *

**Who is it for?**

This is a valuable course for any participant who may find themselves needing to deal with data manipulation and statistical analysis. The course is aimed at those with little to no programming experience – knowledge of R is not required. It does not intend to teach statistical theory, only the commands and knowledge needed to implement such techniques within the R software environment; therefore, participants with any level of statistical background are encouraged. This course will provide a thorough introduction into the basic core of the R system and upon completion will enable participants to independently perform data manipulation and simple statistical analyses.

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**What will I learn?**

- How to access and operate the statistical software package, R
- Basic understanding of programming
- Data handling – importing, manipulating, exporting and storing
- Common and useful R commands, including simple functions
- How to write files of code (known as scripts) to be able to perform functions

**What will it cover?**

- Introduction to R and the uses of the software package
- General theoretical understanding of how R manages data
- Conducting basic statistical tests and the relevant commands
- Step-by-step instructions for discussed analyses and operations
- Practical examples and exercise sessions

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**Benefits of attending:**

- Obtain a thorough introduction into the basic core of the R system
- Gain experience conducting simple statistical analyses on various datasets
- Gain confidence in utilising R for individual specific needs
- Realise the potential of open source statistical software in data management
- Provides a basis for more advanced future statistical programming

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