Course Contents - R Training

1. Overview of the R language

  • Defining the R project
  • Obtaining R
  • Using the R console
  • A sample R session

2. Generating R code

  • Basic programming concepts
  • Scripts
  • Text editors for R
  • Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for R
  • Packages

3. Objects and data structures

  • Variable classes (factor, numeric, logical, complex, missing)
  • Vectors and matrices
  • Data frames and lists
  • Data sets included in R packages
  • Summarizing and exploring data

4. Dealing with data

  • Reading data from external files
  • Storing data to external files
  • Creating and storing R workspaces
  • Basic exploratory graphics

5. Manipulating objects

  • Mathematical operations
  • Basic matrix computation
  • Textual operations
  • Searches, strings, and pattern matching
  • Regular sequences
  • Random sequences
  • Sampling from distributions

6. Graphics

  • More slicing and extracting data
  • Basic plots
  • Adding overlaid lines, text, etc.
  • Graphical parameters
  • Data exploration
  • Summary graphics

7. Graphics, (advance)

  • Basic graphical troubleshooting
  • Brief introduction to regression graphics
  • Generating data

8. Programming (basic)

  • Functions
  • Control structures
  • Debugging

9. Hypothesis testing and data handling

  • T-tests
  • ANOVA
  • Sorting/rearranging data structures

10. Linear & logistic regression

  • General modeling syntax
  • Extracting model results
  • Confidence intervals
  • Graphics for regression
  • Tabular displays
  • Extracting model results
  • Confidence intervals
  • Regression diagnostics

11. Graphics (intermediate)

  • 3D graphics
  • Graphics presentation
  • Interactive graphics

12. Graphics (advanced)

  • Animations
  • High-density data displays
  • Heatmaps & Partitioning graphics

13. Functions & resampling methods for model validation

  • Applying functions
  • Writing your own functions
  • Modifying existing functions
  • Permutation testing
  • Bootstrapping
  • Cross-validation methods

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