College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Mathematics student group hosts seminar on Wednesday, April 9 about using R for data analysis

Learn about data analysis in R!

If you need to analyze data for a class or research, or if you're just interested in learning more about R, attend a free seminar hosted by the University of Minnesota's Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) student chapter.

Data Analysis in R Seminar
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
4:40 p.m.
Vincent Hall, Room 570

Pizza will be served.

R is a free software environment used mostly for statistical computing. It is comparable to industrial statistical tools like STATA and SAS, but without the high cost. R can be very useful, whether you are a statistician using advanced model selection criteria to describe a data set or you simply need information about what variables are important in your social science experiment.

This introductory seminar will cover how to use R in linear regression, analysis of variance, blocking, and other topics.

Participants will also learn how to obtain RStudio as well as knitr, a package that enables easy PDF document generation by weaving R and latex code into a single document. Participants may bring a laptop to follow along the discussion.

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SIAM is an international organization of professionals and students whose primary interest is in mathematics and computational science and their applications. SIAM seeks to advance and raise awareness about applied math and related fields through a variety of programs and initiatives.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics-U of M Student Chapter

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