Introduction to R: management, exploration, and communication of data

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Statistics
Department Name: SACEMA The SA DST NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiologica

Objectives:

R is an open-source, statistical software platform that is growing in popularity due to its rapidly expanding amount of libraries containing cutting-edge statistical functions, as well as the user-friendly, built-in communication tools in RStudio. Course participants will not only be introduced to the basics of programming in R, but they will also learn how import and clean data in addition to visualising and reporting results. Specific topics that will be covered include: importing data; reshaping/tidying data; merging/joining datasets; handling dates and transforming numeric and categorical variables; summarizing data with plots and tables; and producing reproducible and shareable reports.

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Duration: 5 days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: L Scheepers
Contact Person Email: scheepersl@sun.ac.za
Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 2780
Latest Year Offered: 2017