Getting staRted with R: An accelerated primer

R is a brilliant piece of software but learning it by yourself, particularly if you have not used command line software before, can be daunting.  This presentation is aimed at introducing beginner to intermediate users of R to some of the basic features of the program (through to programming a basic function).  Experienced R users are also encouraged to attend to help share their knowledge and help the first-timers.

This presentation will be interactive, so if you are able to bring a laptop with R (http://cran.r-project.org/) already installed this will help you participate (but is not mandatory).  Two other handy pieces of software are the R Studio development interface (http://rstudio.org/) and the Tinn-R text editor (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tinn-r/), both of which help you to organise and save your R code.

Lyndon Walker has been using R for nearly half his life. He studied and worked at the UniveRsity of Auckland, the birthplace of R, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Applied Statistics at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

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  • Anthony T.

    It was good but could have easily gone for longer and covered more intermediate stuff

    June 22, 2012

  • Jeromy A.

    June 22, 2012

  • Adrian O.

    Good Prezi,
    Thanks
    Adrian

    June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good insights provided in clear and simple language
    I liked the presentation style

    June 21, 2012

  • Amos Z.

    The content were a bit too basic, which was natural as the time was apparently not enough to cover more. Would be great if a longer session be allocated next time.

    June 21, 2012

  • alan s.

    very useful, informative night.

    June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Presentation just covered the basic syntax. Seemed targeted at corporate crowd rather than programmers.

    June 21, 2012

  • Carol L.

    This was an excellent training course for new starters and enough to spark the R-bug to into spending the time to learn what appears to be an intuitive programming language.

    June 21, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    It was good to meed colleagues, but the presentation was brief and did not cover much.

    June 21, 2012

  • Lyndon W.

    Thanks to everyone who came last night. My slides are available online at:
    http://prezi.com/3xf8xqzvpuyz/g...­

    We will let you know when the youtube video goes up.

    June 21, 2012

  • John B.

    Presentation was excellent. A really good introduction to R.

    June 21, 2012

  • Karla G.

    Great presentation; well paced with good coverage of the basics. Thanks.

    June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great turn out, and good mix in the crowd. The presenter gave a easy to understand introduction to some of the basics of using R, while also creating awareness of R's enormous capabilities.

    June 21, 2012

  • Alex D.

    Very useful itroductory session for those who are thinking to get into R

    June 21, 2012

  • Jeromy A.

    We've previously tried real time streaming. A few people listen in real time. However, it can introduce issues with the actual presentation (e.g., delays relating to organising internet connectivity, checking that people are receiving the signal, and so on). Furthermore, because we post most talks on YouTube, the talk is ultimately available not only for the few people who may connect in real time, but also 100s or even 1000s of people who view the full talk when it goes online.

    June 18, 2012

  • John K.

    Is it worth trying a google plus hangout? Just for getting the video of your screen out there.

    June 18, 2012

  • Lyndon W.

    Just a couple of reminders:

    1. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to "No" so someone on the wait list can take your place.

    2. If you can bring a laptop with R installed (download from http://cran.r-project.org/­) that will be very helpful.

    3. For those who can't make it I will be experimenting with simulcast tweets via @drlyndonwalker on Twitter on the night.

    June 16, 2012

  • Lyndon W.

    For those who can't make it, I will be making tweeting during the presentation (@drlyndonwalker) and the session will be videoed and uploaded to youtube.

    June 5, 2012

  • Lyndon W.

    If you have RSVPed yes to this event and have realised that you can't make it, please change your RSVP so that others can sign up.

    1 · May 30, 2012

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