ACM San Francisco Bay Area Professional Chapter course
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: eBay, 2161 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95131
Speaker: Robert Kabacoff, the author of the book "R in Action"
Cost: Non-member - $120, SFBayACM Chapter member - $95, SVForum member - $95.
Book: Attendees may also a purchase a copy of Dr. Kabacoff's book, R in Action, for $26.00. This is a bargain price! We will have the books at registration. Each book includes a code to download the eBook version.
I. Introduction - An introduction to R: R syntax and data structures; working interactively and in batch; alternative IDEs and GUIs; adding functionality through packages; common programming mistakes; getting unstuck - were to find answers to your questions
II. Data Management - Importing, cleaning, and reformatting data: transforming and recoding variables; subsetting, merging, and aggregating data; control structures; user-written functions
III. Graphics - Taking advantage of R's powerful graphics: creating basic and advanced graphs; customizing and combining graphs; innovative methods for visualizing complex data
IV. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining - Using R for description, prediction, and classification: descriptive statistics and multi-way tables; ANOVA variants; regression (e.g., linear, logistic, poisson), classification trees, cluster analysis, and other multivariate methods; dealing effectively with missing data; Going further
- The R Project- Includes the R download and FAQ
- R is Hot- White Paper
- Bay Area UseR Group (R Programming Language)
- Commercial version of R - From our sponsor Revolution Analytics
Dr. Kabacoff is a seasoned researcher, specializing data analysis and graphics since 1986. As Vice President of Research for Management Research Group, he consults widely with academic, government, and corporate organizations throughout North America and Western Europe. Dr. Kabacoff has taught numerous graduate courses on topics in multivariate statistics and statistical programming and maintains the Quick-R website at www.statmethods.net. For more information on his book R in Action, see www.manning.com/kabacoff.