'Data Analysis And Visualization With R' Course

 

Registration Closed

Registration is now closed for our introductory, week-long R workshop, to be held 24-28 September.

Please express your interest here for future offerings of this course.


Do you want to take your data analysis skills to the next level?

The R statistical computing environment has become a standard for scientific data analysis, visualization and reproducible research.

At the HIE, we offer an introductory course to help you climb the steep learning curve.

This five-day course is aimed at postgraduate students and staff, and is for newcomers to R, as well as intermediate users.

The course covers

  • Basics of R (data entry, manipulation, tabulation, special data types)
  • Visualisation (basic and advanced plotting of data)
  • Statistical analyses (basic statistics, linear models)
  • Project management (workflow and organization, principles of reproducible research).

The course will consist of short lectures with ample time for hands-on exercises.

The exercises are set up with different levels: more advanced students can work on more difficult problems.

We assume that you have completed some introductory statistics course at university level, but no previous programming experience is required.

Outline

Monday

AM

Basics of R (Chapter 1 & 2)

PM

Special Data Types (Chapter 3)

Tuesday

AM

Visualizing Data – Part 1 (Chapter 4)

PM

Basic Statistics (Chapter 5)

Wednesday

AM

Summarizing and Tabulating Data (Chapter 6)

PM

Linear Modelling (Chapter 7)

Thursday

AM

Functions, Lists and Loops (Chapter 8)

PM

Visualizing Data – Part 2 (handout and web resource)

Friday

AM

Project Management and Workflow (Chapter 9), Extra Topics

PM

Time to work on own data, or self-study of a variety of additional topics.

Instructor

  • Assoc Prof Jeff Powell

Class Resources:

The following resources are available for this course:

Event Contact

For all inquiries please contact Assoc Prof Jeff Powell on jeff.powell@westernsydney.edu.au.

Costs

All pricing includes GST. WSU staff and students will need to provide a valid staff/student number.

WSU HDR students - $100.00

WSU staff - $150.00

External academic (HDR students) - $500.00

External academic (non-HDR) - $750.00

Corporate - $1500.00

Event Details

Venue

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
Western Sydney University
College Drive
Richmond NSW 2754


Times:

9.30am - 4.30pm


Accommodation Options:

We recommend these local accommodation options:

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury (opens in a new window) - approx. 10 minutes by car to campus or 20 minutes by train (station is around 10 minutes' walk from hotel)

New Inn Motel (opens in a new window) - approx. 10 minutes' drive or 25 minutes' walk to campus. The University Shuttle Bus routes are nearby - track the shuttle bus locations online. (opens in a new window)

Stay On Campus (opens in a new window) - Short Stays may be available through Western Sydney University Village.

Course Presenters

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