Series sessions include:
This first session will include what R is, reasons to use R over other data tools, getting used to a command line software, and how to install R and R Studio, an orientation to the R Studio software, the data structures in R (e.g. numeric data, text string, factors).
This second session will demonstrate how to enter commands, read data and do some basic exploration, common troubleshooting issues in R and how to interpret error messages.
This third session will go deeper into data exploration and manipulation, including subsetting data, creating and renaming variables, creating a basic visualization, installing packages, and a brief overview of more complex operations one can run in R.
This webinar series examines what R does and how to navigate the R environment and will include the basics of R syntax, understanding the purposes of different panes in R Studio, and understanding error messages and getting help.
Participants will learn how to read in a dataset and conduct some basic explorations of it. They will run a very simple subsetting operation, and create a simple barplot. It will include a training dataset of ebook usage with some randomly generated usage statistics in order to help contextualize and reinforce the advantages of using R.
Who Should Attend
Those who work with data as a central part of their job. This would likely include serials librarians, cataloging librarians, archivists, and collection development librarians.
Clarke Iakovakis is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has worked in both academic and public libraries since 2007 as a page, library assistant, and research & instruction librarian. He has presented at ACRL and ALA on topics pertaining to usability and incorporating data into assessment. He is currently achieving his master's degree in history, and he does not come from a computing or technical background.
A recording of this webinar series is now available since the six month date of the presentation has passed.
How to Register
No registration required.
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.
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