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Short Course on R and Data Mining

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Short Course on R and Data Mining

Information Technology and Engineering, University of Canberra

Target Audience: IT&E Project students (ICTP students, Technology Project students, ISES students), IT&E HDR students and Staff, members of the Canberra Data Scientists Group

Fees: There is no fees for the short course but seats are limited to 60 – so register early through

Presenters: Dr Yanchang Zhao ( (Adjunct Professor, UC), Professor Dharmendra Sharma (

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm, Fri 7 Oct 2016

Room: 2B7 (Building 2, room B7, University of Canberra).

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Course Outline:

The course will cover R programming, data exploration and visualisation, and data mining with R. It will cover four topics below in two sessions. Each 1.5-hour session will consist of presentations on two topics, followed by lab for students to do exercises.

- R Programming and Data Exploration and Visualisation with R

- Regression and Classification with R

- Association Rule Mining with R

- Text Mining with R -- an Analysis of Twitter Data


All course materials are available at link below:

Please install R, RStudio and R packages, and download datasets and slides (in PDF files) to your laptop prior to the short course. See details of prerequisites at above link.