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Course Information for Fall 2018

Lab Times: MTWR 8-9am, R 7-8pm, 8-9pm
Lab Place: Davis 102 (mornings), Downtown classroom (evenings)

Instructor Information

Prof. Bruce Maxwell (Labs)
Office: Davis 112
Office hours: whenever his door is open, Monday evening after orchestra rehearsal, Thursday evenings after lab.


Course Description

An introduction to the programming language R and how it can be used for statistical analysis and visualization of data. Students will learn how to write basic R programs that can read, write, and manipulate data. They will make use of R functions for executing common statistical analysis and learn how to display the results using graphs and charts. Through a series of projects, students will get experience with writing their own functions, learn how to make use of R documentation and how to extend their own knowledge of the language.


Learning Goals

  1. Students can read a simple R program and correctly predict its behavior.
  2. Students can write programs in R to read, write, and manipulate data.
  3. Students can write programs in R to execute common statistical analyses and generate visualizations of the results.
  4. Students have experience with the concepts of functions, modularity, and abstraction.
  5. Students have experience with R documentation and how to extend their knowledge on their own.

Links to R Resources