More and more statisticians are using R, as evidenced by the fact that
most major statistical software packages now offer interfaces to R. The
genesis of R was in S and S-PLUS, pioneering environments for statistical
graphics. Learn how to do graphics using R from Paul Murrell, author of
the text “R Graphics,” in his online course, “Graphics in R,”
November 5 – December 3 at statistics.com.
Oct 15: Introduction to R - Statistical Analysis
Oct 29: Interactive Data Visualization
Nov 5: Graphics in R (more below)
Nov 12: Spatial Statistics with Geographic Information Systems
Nov 19: Introduction to Support Vector Machines in R
Dec 17: Spatial Analysis Techniques in R
“Graphics in R,” teaches you how to produce publication-quality
statistical plots of data using R. It will cover plots such as
scatterplots, bar plots, histograms, boxplots and Trellis plots. It
will review the underlying model used to produce plots in R so that
you can extensively customize these plots. Finally, the course will
introduce the grid graphics system and look at producing unique plots
from the ground up using basic components.
Dr. Paul Murrell, instructor for this course, is a Senior Lecturer in the
Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Paul
has been a member of the core development team for R since 1999, with a
focus on the graphics system in R. He is the past Chair of the Section for
Statistical Graphics of the American Statistical Association. He has
recently served as Editor-in-Chief of “R News”, the newsletter of the R
project, and is an Associate Editor for “Computational Statistics” and
“The Journal of Statistical Software”. Participants can ask questions and
exchange comments with Dr. Murrell via a private discussion board
throughout the period.
Details and registration:
The course takes place online at statistics.com in a series of 4 weekly
lessons and assignments, and requires about 15 hours/week. Participate
at your own convenience; there are no set times when you are required
to be online.
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