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

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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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.


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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


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

For further inquiries you can also call on: +254 721445293