Why Use R - A Quickfire Introduction

  • 1/2 Day
  • Beginner
  • Virtual | Classroom
  • £ On Request

A half-day, high-level introduction to the magic of R and it's key uses

What you'll learn

The what, why and where of R

Using R in production

Cutting edge analytics

Interactive dashboards with R

Overview

This is a 1/2 day session that gives a overview of where and how R is used. Using a combination of lecture based case studies, and hands-on practicals we’ll cover some of the latest developments in the R world.

There are no prerequistites for this workshop.

Outline:

  • Getting started with R
  • Who is using R in production?
  • Removing the pain of reports via Automation
  • Creating dashboards in a hurry
  • Cloudyr R: running R on Azure and Amazon
  • Setting up a data science team
  • Question & answer session

About the Trainer

Dr Colin Gillespie is a Senior statistics lecturer at Newcastle University and a consultant with Jumping Rivers. He has been using R since 1999 and teaching R programming for the last ten years. Colin has authored a number of R packages, regularly answers R questions on stackoverflow and recently published the book Efficient R Programming with O’Reilly.

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