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Introduction to R

Duration: 1 day

R - a freely available version of the S programming language is becoming more and more popular as a statistical analysis package. R can be downloaded from the web (Download R here) and provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques. R enables the user to have more control over the algorithms used to analyse data and therefore facilitates more sophisticated analyses than allowed by other packages, e.g. SPSS, Minitab, etc. There is also a wealth of support to users on the internet with freely downloadable routines that can be used for specific purposes. It is becoming very popular amongst statisticians and other researchers e.g. within the business and economics fields.

This course will serve as an introduction to the package and its uses at a very elementary level. A high level of statistical knowledge will not be assumed.