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This workshop provides you with the foundation to enter the exciting field of data science by learning the basics of the R programming language. R will enable you to replace repetitive tasks or manual work (e.g., in Excel) with repeatable R scripts and give you a tool to start exploring how data science and machine learning with R can be used in your area. The course covers R Studio, programming basics and the R syntax, functions, vectorization, importing and exporting data (CSV, Excel), cleaning data, basic visualization and working with packages for data science.

Session 1: Introduction

  • What is R?
  • R Studio and a first session of R
  • Data in R (data types and data frames)

Session 2: Programming

  • Functions loops, and apply
  • Objects in R
  • Basic plots in R

Session 3: Data Handling

  • Importing and exporting data
  • Data cleaning
  • Exploration and visualization

Session 4: R for Data Science

  • Using packages
  • Introduction to predictive modeling and machine learning

Material and other suggested training resources:

Any person who requires a reasonable accommodation on the basis of a disability in order to participate in this program should contact Michael Hahsler at 214-768-8878 or mhahsler@lyle.smu.edu at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation.

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Presented by Michael Hahsler

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Show more dates
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fondren Library Red 109
Fondren Library
  General Research  
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