Harnessing the Power of R Statistical Open Source Software in Data Analysis

Training
from Goolee Institute of Research and Capacity Development
Registration deadline: 24 Feb 2017 Training date:
06 Mar 2017 to 10 Mar 2017
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Introduction

R is an open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display.

WHY THIS R COURSE?

There is lots of software available for data analysis today. However, as an open-source project, you can use R free of charge: no worries about subscription fees, license managers, or user limits. R is a language and you do data analysis mainly by writing functions and scripts. It has wonderful graphics and data visualization, a flexible statistical analysis toolkit, access to powerful, cutting-edge analytics and a robust, vibrant community and unlimited possibilities.

COURSE GOAL:

The aim of this course isn't to teach statistics, rather to introduce fundamental concepts of programming with R.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

  • To provide an overview of the basic R environment and its applications
  • To provide high quality statistical input to research projects.
  • To train interested parties on statistical analysis and use of R statistical software.
  • To incorporate data utilization and expertise to inform programs and policy

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Introduction to R.
  • Statistical modelling with R.
  • Programming with R
  • Advanced graphics with R
  • Predictive analytics
  • Spatial data analysis with R
  • Survival analysis using R (optional)
  • Interactive graphics with shiny

COURSE OUTCOMES:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of R project in data analysis
  • Use R software for analyzing data and make use of the analysis outputs
Fee information:
The course fee is $600 per person and excludes tax (however, break tea and lunch are provided). For client hosted trainings with participants more than 10, a discount of 15% applies
How to register:

Interested participants should apply by email to capacitydevt@gooleeinstitute.com

Follow this link in order to fill in your registration details http://www.gooleeinstitute.com/apply.php

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