Essential Tools for R

Location: 
KU Leuven
Period: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 14:00 to Friday, June 23, 2017 - 17:00
Description: 

This course gives an introduction to the use of the statistical software language R. R is a language for data analysis and graphics. In four afternoons, you’ll learn the basics of R. This is a hands-on course with practical assignments.

The course includes:

  • An introduction to the software package R
  • Different data structures in R
  • Importing data in R
  • Writing your own functions
  • Making basic graphics in R
  • Performing some basic descriptive analysis in R
  • Performing some basic inference tests in R (i.e., testing independence, proportions, t-tests, regression analysis)

At the end of the course you should be able to start and perform an analysis by yourself and, if you need something fancy, find out where to get help.

R is for free and for more information you can visit the site https://cran.r-project.org for installation. It is also recommended to install RStudio (for free) at https://www.rstudio.com.

For whom: 

Everyone who is interested in using the R programming language.

Prerequisites: 

There are no prerequisites, but previous knowledge about basic mathematical and statistical principles (e.g., vectors, descriptive statistics) is recommended for the introduction in statistical techniques.

Venue:

Van den Heuvelinstituut, 01.25 (PC room G1)
Dekenstraat 2
3000 Leuven
 

Dates & times:

  • June 20, 2017: 14h00 - 17h00
  • June 21, 2017: 14h00 - 17h00
  • June 22, 2017: 14h00 - 17h00
  • June 23, 2017: 14h00 - 17h00
Prices:
  • PhDs and postdocs of a Flemish university: 0 €
  • Other academics: 120 €
  • Non-profit/Social sector: 200 €
  • Private sector: 400 €
Topics: 
Software
Language: 
English
Type: 
Short Course: 1 < days < 7 / frequently repeated (yearly, quarterly)
Content: 
Quantitative
Lecturer: 
Koen Plevoets
Level: 
Beginner