R Crash Course
The R crash course is especially aimed at (but not limited to) applicants of the data science certificate program.
It is suited for participants who would like to refresh their knowledge in R or wish to learn the statistical software R and its syntax at a very basic level.
All presented topics will be explained in detail, demonstrated and practiced with the help of exercises by the participants under intensive supervision.
Please bring your own laptop with a current version of the free software R (https://cran.r-project.org) and RStudio (https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/) installed (see also remarks below).
The main topics of the course are:
Installation of R and additional packages.
Use of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for R (e. g. R Studio).
Basics of R: Explanation of important data types, operators, functions and help pages.
Import and export of data into R (e.g. CSV, Excel, SPSS etc.).
Working with data sets (subsetting, editing and converting variables).
Introduction to the R base graphic system to produce, customize and extend plots.
How to compute the most common statistical key figures.