As DataFest approaches, two more prep sessions will be held. These are optional events for those wanting to sharpen their data analysis skills before the big event. Students from any of the Five Colleges are welcome at both events.
Amherst College: Wednesday, March 26, 4:30-6 pm, Seeley Mudd 206
Andrew Bray (University of Massachusetts) will give an overview of this exciting event (by Skype). Professor Nick Horton will also provide an overview of visualization, data manipulation and related tips and tricks in R and RStudio. He will utilize examples from, “A Compendium of Commands to Teach Statistics with R”, one of multiple Creative Commons licensed materials available with the mosaic package on CRAN. While the event is aimed at undergraduate students planning to head to DataFest, others are welcomed to hear more.
Anyone is welcome to come, including if you didn’t make it to the first R session or aren’t participating in DataFest. Please bring a laptop if you have one. Please try to have R installed on your laptop before the session. There are some notes to get started with R in the handout from the first session (posted here).