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How to Talk Like a Pirate: Introduction to the R Programming Language

Methodology consultants Lisa Fiorenzo and Tina Chen

The R statistical programming language has become the de facto standard for the analysis of social science data. R is free, open-source, and available for the three main operating systems: Windows, MAC, and Linux. R’s flexibility makes routine data analysis easy and also supports innovative programming and graphics. The goal of this seminar is to introduce R and R programming using a combination of lecture-demonstration and hands-on exercises with real data. We encourage participants to bring laptops with the R program pre-installed. We will provide R scripts and a list of online resources. 

Friday, April 22, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
423 Tobin Hall, UMass Amherst
Free and open to the public



Lisa Fiorenzo, Methodology Consultant, Center for Research on Families
                         Data Manager/Analyst, Rudd Adoption Research Program
                         Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Tina Chen, Methodology Consultant, Center for Research on Families
                   Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

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