17-18 November 2016
CSC - IT Center for Science
Europe/Helsinki timezone

Description

R is a language and environment for data analysis, and one of the most popular tools in data science. This course will give you a working knowledge of R and RStudio, the accompanying IDE, as well as an overview of some common "data wrangling" tasks and analysis methods and how to perform them using R.

The course consists of a flexible combination of lectures, examples and exercises with an emphasis on hands-on experience. If you have any data of your own that you would like to work on, you are warmly welcome to bring it along.

Learning outcome

After the course you should be able to learn more advanced R usage and figure out how to apply new methods on your own.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of programming in general is assumed, but no prior experience with R is expected. Basic understanding of statistics is recommended.

Agenda

Day 1, Thursday 17.11

  •    09.00 – 10.30  Lecture & exercises
  •    10.30 – 10.45   Coffee break
  •    10.45 – 12.15    Lecture & exercises
  •    12.15 – 13.00    Lunch
  •    13.00 – 14.30   Lecture & exercises
  •    14.30 – 14.45   Coffee break
  •    14.45 – 16.15    Lecture & exercises

Day 2, Friday 18.11 

  •    09.00 – 10.30  Lecture & exercises
  •    10.30 – 10.45   Coffee break
  •    10.45 – 12.15    Lecture & exercises
  •    12.15 – 13.00    Lunch
  •    13.00 – 14.30   Lecture & exercises
  •    14.30 – 14.45   Coffee break
  •    14.45 – 16.15    Lecture & exercises

Lecturers: 

Seija Sirkiä (CSC), Jyry Suvilehto (CSC)

Language:  English
Price:          Free of charge

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Europe/Helsinki
CSC - IT Center for Science
Training room Dogmi, 1st floor
LIfe Science Center, Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland

How to reach us

CSC is located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, 10 km west of the Helsinki City Center. Detailed information is available here.

Accommodation

We recommend choosing a few hotels that are most close to our premises. The nearest hotel is Radisson Blu Espoo, which is in a walking distance (only 500 m) from CSC. Another hotel close to the venue (1,8 km) is Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden. Other hotels are located in Helsinki' downtown with a frequent and fast bus connection to Keilaniemi. Please note, that there are no special rates for participants at any hotels.

If you have any questions, please click on the support link on the left to send an e-mail to the local organizers.