Introduction to R: software for statistical computing environment

SPH BS 720

Students will learn how to conduct statistical analysis using the open source and free statistical software, R. Many public, private, and international organizations use R to conduct analysis, thus experience with R is a great skill to add to one's credentials. R offers flexibility, ranging from ease of writing code for simple tasks (e.g. using R as a calculator) to implementing complex analyses using cutting-edge statistical methods and models. Additionally, the R language provides a rich environment for working with data, especially for statistical modeling, graphics, and data visualization. This course will emphasize data manipulation and basic statistical analysis including exploratory data analysis, classical statistical tests, categorical data analysis, and regression. Students will be able to identify appropriate statistical methods for the data or problems and conduct their own analysis using the R environment. This hands-on and project-based course will enable students to develop skills to solve statistical problems using R. R can be used as an alternative or in addition to SAS (BS723). R is compatible with Apple OS, Windows, and Unix environments.

FALL 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Liu L 1110 F 2:00 pm-4:45 pm Pre-req: MPH
Biostatistics
core course
requirement or
consent
MED Campus

Note: this course is also offered during Summer Term

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