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Monday, January 28, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
R (programming language)

NOTE - This course is organized for the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Registration is closed to that program.  We are using this collaboartive note taking tool to share links and information about the series: https://pad.carpentries.org/2019-ucla-pcc

This class provides an introduction to R in a Carpentries pedagogical style with a focus on active learning and hands-on experience.  We will focus on teaching R with a data analytic focus using the Tidyverse, a set of interconnected R tools intended to make R easier to use for data analysis. This is an introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience. We start with some basic information about R syntax, the RStudio interface, and move through how to import CSV files, the structure of data frames, how to calculate summary statistics from a data frame, and a brief introduction to plotting. 

  • Basic Intro to R
  • Exploratory data analysis using Dataviz

Setup and Configuration

You will first need to download and install both R and RStudio (Desktop version) on your computer.

  1. Download and install R.

    • Note: You must do this first.
    • Click on the download link corresponding to your computer’s operating system.
  2. Download and install RStudio.
    • Scroll down to “Installers for Supported Platforms”
    • Click on the download link corresponding to your computer’s operating system.

Optional: If you need more detailed instructions on how to install R and RStudio, watch this DataCamp video (1m22s).

Event Organizer

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Tim Dennis
Leigh Phan
Kristian Allen
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Data Science Center