FDUG March: Introduction to R

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 from 06:00:00 PM to 09:00:00 PM (America/Halifax) Add to your calendar
Registered Attendees: 28 / 50

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6:00pm - 9:00pm (ITC building UNB Campus, Room ITC317)

Topic: Beginning R

Presenter: Joey Bernard


Statistics is an area that has been dominated by expensive Windows-based software. Most of this domination is because of historical precedence. But there is an open-source alternative that is at least as powerful as any commercial package available, namely R. This talk will introduce R, covering the basics of usage. We'll look at doing basic statistics, expanding capabilities with extra packages, plotting, and doing some basic programming with R.

Check out R here: [http://www.r-project.org/]

Speaker Bio:

Joey Bernard works as a high performance consultant, helping research do computational science. This requires being a jack-of-all-trades in terms of programming languages and software utilities. He also writes a monthly column for Linux Journal on scientific software, and writes occasional tutorials for Linux User and Developer. This term he has also started teaching courses in parallel programming and computational physics.

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