Introduction to R Software course

  • Start Date: August 24, 2010
  • End Date: August 25, 2010
  • City: Revelstoke BC
  • Instructor: Dr. Joseph Thorley

Course description

This two-day course introduced users to R software, so that they are able to begin performing statistical analyses and plotting graphs on their own. The course was suitable for individuals who have never used R before as well R-users looking to consolidate their understanding of the basics. With a maximum of 8 students per class, participants received lots of individualized assistance. R is a free programming environment for statistical analyses and graphics that is becoming increasingly popular among numerical biologists. R is extremely powerful, can be readily extended to non-standard methods through the downloading of packages, and runs on a wide variety of operating systems ( The course was taught by Dr. Joseph Thorley, R.P.Bio. (Poisson Consulting Ltd.). Joe is a Nelson-based fisheries biologist and analyst with 12 years programming experience. Course content included:

Day 1

  • ¬†Calculations in R
  • Programming in R
  • Importing data into R

 Day 2

  • Linear regression in R
  • ANOVA in R
  • R Graphics



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  • Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
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