15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module starts with some basic R, introduces further aspects of the R language, demonstrates how to use and write functions in R, introduces some programming tools and shows how R can be used to implement some Monte Carlo techniques. Alongside the programming aspects the module also illustrates basic exploratory data analysis in R and introduces the grammar of graphics employed in the ggplot2 graphics system. The R web application Shiny is also illustrated.

Staff Contact: WALTERS KEVIN
Teaching Methods: Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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