# 401-6217-00L Using R for Data Analysis and Graphics (Part II)

Semester | Autumn Semester 2019 |

Lecturers | M. Mächler |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

### Courses

Number | Title | Hours | Lecturers | ||||
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401-6217-00 G | Using R for Data Analysis and Graphics (Part II) | 14s hrs |
| M. Mächler |

### Catalogue data

Abstract | The course provides the second part an introduction to the statistical software R for scientists. Topics are data generation and selection, graphical functions, important statistical functions, types of objects, models, programming and writing functions. Note: This part builds on "Using R... (Part I)", but can be taken independently if the basics of R are already known. |

Objective | The students will be able to use the software R efficiently for data analysis, graphics and simple programming |

Content | The course provides the second part of an introduction to the statistical software R (Link) for scientists. R is free software that contains a huge collection of functions with focus on statistics and graphics. If one wants to use R one has to learn the programming language R - on very rudimentary level. The course aims to facilitate this by providing a basic introduction to R. Part II of the course builds on part I and covers the following additional topics: - Elements of the R language: control structures (if, else, loops), lists, overview of R objects, attributes of R objects; - More on R functions; - Applying functions to elements of vectors, matrices and lists; - Object oriented programming with R: classes and methods; - Tayloring R: options - Extending basic R: packages The course focuses on practical work at the computer. We will make use of the graphical user interface RStudio: Link |

Lecture notes | An Introduction to R. Link |

Prerequisites / Notice | Basic knowledge of R equivalent to "Using R .. (part 1)" ( = 401-6215-00L ) is a prerequisite for this course. The course resources will be provided via the Moodle web learning platform. As from FS 2019, subscribing via Mystudies should *automatically* make you a student participant of the Moodle course of this lecture, which is at Link |

### Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again) | |

Performance assessment as a semester course | |

ECTS credits | 1.5 credits |

Examiners | M. Mächler |

Type | graded semester performance |

Language of examination | English |

Repetition | Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit. |

Online examination | The examination may take place on the computer. |

### Learning materials

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### Groups

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### Restrictions

End of registration period | Registration only possible until 28.11.2019 |