R Fundamentals


Fundamentals of Using R, 27 Sep - 2 Nov 2011

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The non-profit organization The R Institute (http://r-institute.org) and faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University are offering two sections (AM and PM) of a live, interactive, synchronous online course entitled Fundamentals of Using R (Sept 27 – Nov 2). The early registration cost (before Sept 10) for the 14-hour, 5 week course is $195 USD (student); $250 (faculty); and $295 (practitioner). All live, interactive class sessions are recorded and provided to participants for their repeated post-class review.

This course is designed for people who are curious about R, new to R, and who would like to obtain a basic knowledge of R capabilities that apply to any ultimate intended use of R. This course instructs about the R environment: reading and writing data and files; using workspaces; R data types, data structures, and objects; writing simple and complex scripts; essential R functions and packages; writing your own R functions; publication-style 2-D and 3-D graphics capabilities using special R packages, and many other essential topics. The course is designed to serve as a useful knowledge foundation regardless of one’s ultimate use of R (for example, statistical and data analyses, programming, writing scripts or creating packages, using graphics, etc.).

The informational (and registration) site for the Wednesday AM section (AM by US Eastern Time) is here: https://www.regonline.com/fund-oct-AM This course runs on five consecutive Wednesdays from Sept 28 to Nov 2, from 11AM until 2PM ET.

The informational (and registration) site for the PM section (PM by US Eastern Time) is here: https://www.regonline.com/fund-oct-PM This course runs on five consecutive Tuesdays (Sept 27-Nov 1), in the evenings from 6PM until 9PM ET.

Please email ghubona@vcu.edu with any questions or for more information.

Geoff Hubona
Information Systems Department
Virginia Commonwealth University