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Program Description

With the amount of data available to organizations, there is a need for software tools that provide effective analysis, visualizations, and reports for decision-making. R is one tool that is gaining popularity and provides solutions for data manipulation, calculations, and visual displays. It includes capabilities for:

  • Data handling, wrangling, and storage
  • Graphical displays
  • Data analysis
  • Operations on arrays/matrices
  • Programming/Scripting to handle more complex analysis
  • Specialized Packages

R is open source meaning it is free and can be modified. An additional strength of R is the vast number of libraries, called packages, which are available for download. R packages are collections of routines that extend the capabilities of R and give you access to data analysis methods employed by others. Using these packages can save you a great deal of development time and improve the quality of your work. R does have a learning curve. Its syntax at times is a little unorthodox. In addition, it is not always consistent from package to package as the various authors and programmers may implement packages they create in different ways. And finally, the built-in help and documentation does not always provide sufficient guidance.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to R 
Intermediate Applications of R 
Advanced Applications of R: Level 1 
Advanced Applications of R: Level 2