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DSI Workshop: R Fundamentals – Part 2
February 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
R Fundamentals – Part 2
This 3-part workshop series led by DSI Director and Professor of Statistics Duncan Temple Lang explores the underlying computational model of the R language. It is strongly encouraged, although not required, that you attend all three sessions as they build upon each other. A longer version of this series was taught in the DSI as a mini-course in summer 2017.
The aim of this series is to help participants understand the
relatively small but fundamental computational model underlying the R
language. This will help you reason about code before you write
and run it, and to debug it if it doesn’t do what you want. A sound
understanding of this computational model makes programming in R much
easier and more productive. Basically, we want you to understand how
the R interpreter works.
This is not an introduction to R. Participants are expected to have an
elementary understanding and prior experience using R, be comfortable
with basic R syntax, and to have it pre-installed and running on their laptops.
This series is appropriate for motivated beginners as well as intermediate
to advanced users who want a better understanding of base R. It is open
to UC Davis faculty, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and undergraduates;
DSI affiliates receive priority registration.