Introduction to R, Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, 2016

Steve Simon


I will be teaching a one semester hour class at UMKC, Introduction to R (MEDB 5505) on Monday, August 8, 2016 through Friday, August 12, 2016. It runs from 9am to noon on all five days. This is part of a series of classes that cover a basic introduction to statistical packages: data import, data management, simple graphs, and simple descriptive statistics. The other classes (MEDB 5506 and MEDB 5507) cover SPSS and SAS.

Here are some details about this class.

First things first. There are no audits of this class. You have to sign up for credit through UMKC. If you are not currently a student at UMKC, you can apply as a visiting/community student. I’ll include documentation about this process as soon as I get it myself. It’s not difficult, but it has to be done early and it has to be sent to the right place. If you are interested, I can put you in touch with the proper people. Just contact me, preferably by email.

This course is intended to provide a working familiarity with R. You are not expected to have any advanced programming skills, other than the ability to create and modify text files. You need to have a basic understanding of statistical terminology, but no training or experience with advanced statistical methods is necessary. The class will introduce basic methods for data import, data management, simple graphics, and basic statistical analysis.

Here are the course objective:

You can find an earlier version of this page on my blog.