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Introduction to R

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UNSW Business School (E12), Room 119

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UNSW Kensington Campus, NSW 2052

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R is widely used and extremely powerful statistical software. This course assumes that you have never used R before. You will learn how to obtain and install R, which is open-source software, and RStudio, which is a versatile, user-friendly interface for using R.

It is very useful to do this course before our introductory statistics course, Introductory Statistics for Researchers.

This one-day introduction to R will cover some basic features of R and lay the groundwork for you to improve your R skills independently. The course is self-paced and focussed on developing practical skills.

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We will cover:

  • calculations in R - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation (raising something to a power)
  • variables - how to store values so you can easily reuse them
  • types of data - different types of data structures and how to store them (e.g. numbers, text and Boolean (TRUE or FALSE) values)
  • organising R code and data so you can easily reuse them at a later date (script files and working directories)
  • efficient ways to create patterns of numbers
  • logical operators useful for manipulating data (e.g. <, >, etc.)
  • handling "spreadsheets" in R (matrices and data frames)
  • adding comments to your code so people you share code with can easily follow it
  • using inbuilt R Help files and other help resources

You will need to bring your own laptop to the workshop.

Course fees include morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

Note for UNSW attendees

All UNSW attendees need to pay course fees. If you would like to pay by internal transfer through your school, please choose the appropriate "Free" ticket to register for the course and then arrange with your department to pay the course fee. If you would like to pay immediately, please choose the appropriate "Credit Card Payment" ticket.

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