Course Details and Schedule

This course will cover basic concepts in exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling using R. We will look at the standard techniques used to perform simple statistical tests and linear regression, write user-defined functions and produce well-designed publication-quality box and scatter plots.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Obtaining and installing the R software
  • Basic R commands
  • Using the built-in R Help System
  • Importing data into R
  • Graphical display using box and scatter plots
  • Performing simple statistical tests
  • Statistical modelling using linear regression
  • Writing user-defined functions
Course information
Intended audience Anyone interested in using R for statistical analysis and graphical display.
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software R 2.13.1
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? R: Multiple regression analysis - a hands-on approach
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

BYOD friendly. A computer and software are provided, however you can bring your own with the correct software installed (read our guidance first)


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.