Online Program

Thursday, February 20
PS1 Poster Session I & Opening Mixer Thu, Feb 20, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Bayshore II-IV

Learning R (302841)

*Derek McCrae Norton, Revolution Analytics 

Keywords: R, rapid prototyping, visualization

R is the language of computational statistics. Its functional style, philosophy of manipulating objects that implement tangible parts of statistical models, and easy-to-use visualization capabilities make it ideal for expressing statistical ideas. Every statistician should have some facility with R to rapidly prototype ideas and communicate with colleagues and clients. The poster lays out the big picture of the R community behind the language, shows how to leverage the community for ideas and support, provides tips for learning R, and provides examples that anyone can run with.