The course "Data Analysis Laboratory with R" is an optional "type f" activity, which allows to students to obtain 3 CFU, once a final examination is passed. In particular:
- The course is open to all CdL and CdLM students of the School of Economics and Management, in particular to the students of the Master’s degree in Economics and of the Master’s degree in Banking and Finance.
- There are 48 available places. To promote an active participation, students are required to bring their own portable computer.
- Requests for participation will be considered following the registration order considering that priority will be given to CdLM students, in particular to the students of the Master’s degree in Economics and of the Master’s degree in Banking and Finance. Students are required to be present at the first lesson, or to send an email to the tutor to comunicate their absence.
- Participation to the course does not require any particular background knowledge of the software R.
- The frequency to the classes is compulsory. Students are required to attend at least 2/3 of the exercise lessons and tutorial activities in order to be admitted to the final evaluation.
The course consists of 18 hours of exercise lessons and tutorial activities (plus 2 hours of final examination).
The tentative calendar of the course is the following:
Friday 15 November 2019, hours 15:00-18:00, room SMT.11;
Friday 22 November 2019, hours 15:00-18:00, room SPC;
Friday 29 November 2019, hours 15:00-18:00, room SMT.11;
Friday 6 December 2019, hours 15:00-18:00, room SPC;
Friday 13 December 2019, hours 15:00-18:00, room SMT.11.
Friday 20 December 2019, hours 15:00-18:00, room SMT.11;
(the date of the final exam will be available as soon as possible).
Tutor: dott. Luca Bisognin
Registrations are open from the 19th of October 2019 to the 14th of November 2019.
Please, register through the elearning platform.
R is an open-source software for statistical computing. Created at the end of the 1990s from the S software, R is a multi-paradigm language that over the course of two decades has acquired a central role among statistical software, thanks also to the development of more than 15000 packages implementing techniques and methods coming from the most diverse fields of methodological and applied statistics. In recent years, thanks to the development of an entire family of packages aimed at simplifying and organizing on a new basis the programming methods and the interaction with R, the software has found new opportunities to express its potential to the fullest. The R language, together with Python, is now considered the reference language in modern data science and, in particular, for machine learning. It easily interfaces with many other software such as Excel, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI etc.
The course aims to provide the basics of the programming and operating philosophy of the R software, introducing the participants to some of the most recent innovations. After the introduction of the R language and of R Studio (the most used IDE for R), the course will focus on the following topics: data processing and manipulation techniques, advanced graphical tools for statistical analysis, graphic representation of geo-referenced information, regression analysis, Monte Carlo simulations, automatic reporting and production of interactive documents.
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Students are required to attend at least 2/3 of the exercise lessons/tutorial activity in order to be admitted to the final evaluation. The final examination will consist in a written exam, with an oral examination if necessary, on the use of the software R. There will be just one date for the final examination.