R is an open-source free programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. R is used by a growing number of managers and data analysts inside corporations and academia. R has also found followers among statisticians, engineers and scientists without computer programming skills who find it easy to use. Its popularity is due to the increasing use of data mining for various goals such as set ad prices, find new drugs more quickly or fine-tune financial models. R has a wide variety of packages for data mining. It’s a language that many non-programmers can easily work with, naturally extending a skill set that is common to high-end Excel users. It’s the perfect tool for when the analyst has a statistical, numerical, or probabilities-based problem based on real data and they’ve pushed Excel past its limits.
Delegates will learn
- R Programming JumpStart is a hands-on course covers the manipulation of objects in R including reading data, accessing R packages, writing R functions, and making informative graphs. It includes analyzing data using common statistical models. The course teaches how to use the R software (http://www.r-project.org) both on a command line and in a graphical user interface (GUI).
This is an introductory level programming course.
Attendees for this course should have prior practical hands-on experience with another programming language. Prior exposure to working with statistics and probability, as well as hands-on working knowledge of Excel would also be helpful but is not required. We will collaborate with you to design the best solution to ensure your needs are met, whether we customize the material, or devise a different educational path to help your team best prepare for this training.