R Training Course

Date: 30th, 31st January & 1st February 2017

Venue: IPA, Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4


Day 1: Monday – Introduction to R Course
09.00-10.30 Introduction to R
11.00-12.30 Data manipulation with R
13.30-14.00 Q&A session
14.00-15.00 Basic statistics
15.30-17.00 Graphics in R

Day 2: Tuesday – Advanced R Course
09.00-09.30 Re-cap/summary of introductory course day 1
09.30-11.00 Statistical Analysis and Modelling with R
11.30-12.30 Multivariate Models (Dimension reduction methods, Cluster Analysis)
13.30-14.00 Q&A session
14.00-15.00 Classification methods
15.30-17.00 Advanced Modelling in R

Day 3: Wednesday – New Developments in R
09.00-09.30 Re-cap/summary of intermediate/advanced course day 2
09.30-10.30 New data manipulation packages (tidyr, dplyr, and magritte)
11.00-12.30 Dynamic Document Creation (R Markdown, knitr)
13.30-14.00 Q&A session
14.00-15.00 Modern R Graphics (ggplot2, GGally, gridExtra, ggvis)
15.30-17.00 Database access and large datasets in R

Academic Rate (Full Time Lecturers and Students)

€ 300 Each Day

Business Rate

€ 400 Each Day

Background to R
R is an extraordinary resource for statistics and data analysis, maintained and supported by a wide range of researchers worldwide. R is a language with its own grammar, vocabulary, phrases, and literature. Like any language, it can be extremely powerful for you once you have mastered a few fundamentals.

The first day’s course introduces you to R, how to work with data in R, carry out basic analyses and draw graphics.
The second day covers statistical modelling in R and shows you how to take advantage of R’s more advanced features, especially R’s add-on packages, which give you access to an unlimited collection of models and algorithms.
The third day you can learn how R is changing and developing, becoming both easier to use and more powerful, with its new tools for data manipulation, reproducible research, graphics, and database connections.

All three days can be taken separately, or together. Depending on your requirements and R experience, we would recommend that users with some experience of R should take Day 2 and 3 together.

Attendees should be computer literate, mathematically able, and ideally have some knowledge of statistics and experience of working with data.

Attend the courses and join the R community!
These courses are organised by Insight Statistical Consulting and will be conducted by experienced R practitioners.

The Course Team:

Dr. Louis Aslett
Researcher in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford and Junior Research Fellow of Corpus Christi College, formerly he was Researcher at Trinity College Dublin. He works on statistical computation for complex likelihood based inference problems, as well as privacy preserving methods at the interface between cryptography and statistics. He is author of five R packages (PhaseType, ReliabilityTheory, HomomorphicEncryption, EncryptedStats and mlmc). He is also the maintainer of freely available RStudio server AMIs for easy and rapid deployment of R into the Amazon cloud service.

Prof. Antony Unwin
Director of Insight Statistical Consulting and Professor of Computer Oriented Statistics and Data Analysis at the University of Augsburg in Germany. Formerly he lectured at Trinity College Dublin. His group has developed packages for R, including extract and iplots. He has used R extensively and organized seminars on R packages. He is coauthor of ‘Graphics of Large Data Sets’, co-edited the ‘Handbook of Data Visualization’ and is author of the book “Graphical Data Analysis with R” (CRC Press the R Series).

Please contact us if you have any further queries or would like to receive a registration form via email. Alternatively phone Angela Moser or Olivier Foubert @ 01 6612467.


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