The Consumer Data Research Centre at Leeds is pleased to offer two R courses in September, comprising of an introductory and a more advanced course. The courses will take place in their newly opened training suite at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.
Introductory R for Spatial Analysis:
Time: 9:30 – 17:00
As spatial datasets get larger more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for statistical analysis and is increasingly popular for those working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. This course introduces the basics of how R can be used for spatial data. No previous experience of computer programming is required.
R for Big Data (2 Days):
Date: 17/09/15 + 18/09/15
The last decade has seen an increase in the amount and variety of data across many disparate disciplines. Analysing this data is non-trivial, and traditional point-and-click tools often lack flexibility when dealing with “Big Data”. This two day course looks at leveraging R’s power for dealing with large data sets. The course covers the advantages and limitations of using R, and provides practical advice for getting the most out of your data.