Introduction to R

S206 (Stokes Building), DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Dublin
Sat, 26th Sep 2015 11:00 till 16:00

Workshop details Beginners


R is one of the most widely used programming language in the arena of analytics, data mining and data science. It's open source and cross-platform, giving you freedom of when and where you use it. It's has 2000+ freely available libraries for a wide range of task such as:

  • connecting to databases,
  • cleaning and processing data,
  • plotting,
  • linear and non-linear modelling,
  • clustering, and
  • machine learning

to name a few. On top of this, it is supported, developed and used daily by a vast community of people and companies. For those new to programming, it is easy to learn the basics, and for those of you who have programmed for years, it is another programming tool to add to your repertoire.

Want to learn R? Come along to try out R and to discover for yourself why it is so popular. Our workshop will introduce you to the world of R in a fun and interactive way. Whether you are new to programming or an experienced programmer, this workshop will be of benefit to you.



Breakdown of the day:-

10:30 Registration
11:00 Introduction
11:10 Workshop starts
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Workshop starts
16:00 Wrap up and workshop ends

More details to follow.

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Insight Centre for Data Analytics (DCU) for Hosting, drink and food.

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About The Insight Centre for Data Analytics

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at Dublin City University, NUI Galway, University College Cork, University College Dublin and other partner institutions. Insight brings together more than 200 researchers from these institutions, with over 30 industry partners, to position Ireland at the heart of global data analytics research.

About DCU (

DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and now occupies a 72 acre site in Glasnevin, just north of Dublin city.

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Kevin O'Brien

PhD Candidate in Statistics, who has been teaching R in the university of Limerick for 4 years. Also an organizer of the Dublin R user group ,with specific responsibility for workshops.

Naoimi Gillis

Freelance IT Consultant, specialises in Web Design/Development, Digital Marketing, Data Analysis, BSc. Theoretical Physics... Also does knitwear @naoimigillis

Rachael McBride

Professional data scientist by day, self-professed nerd by night. Experience using R in business consulting (Deloitte), forecasting (Google) and telecoms (Amdocs). Loves Kaggling, and running.


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