Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Boston
Three hour: 6:30-9:30pm
R Bootcamp: For Newcomers to R
Intended Audience: Practitioners who wish to learn the nuts and bolts of the R language; anyone who wants "to turn ideas into software, quickly and faithfully."
Knowledge Level: Experience with handling data (e.g. spreadsheets) or hands-on familiarity with any programming language.
This half-day workshop launches your tenure as a user of R, the well-known open-source platform for data analysis. The workshop stands alone as the perfect way to get started with R, or may serve to prepare for the more advanced full-day hands-on workshops, “R for Predictive Modeling”.
Designed for newcomers to the language of R, "R Bootcamp" covers the R ecosystem and core elements of the language, so you attain the foundations for becoming an R user. Topics include common tools for data import, manipulation and export. If time allows, other topics will be covered, such: as graphical systems in R (e.g. LATTICE and GGPLOT) and automated reporting.
The instructor, a leading R developer and the creator of six R packages, including CARET, a core R package that streamlines the process for creating predictive models, will guide attendees on hands-on execution with R, covering:
- A working knowledge of the R system
- The strengths and limitations of the R language
- Core language features
- The best tools for merging, processing and arranging data
Hardware: Bring Your Own LaptopEach workshop participant is required to bring their own laptop running Windows or OS X. The software used during this training program, R, is free and readily available for download.
Attendees receive an electronic copy of the course materials and related R code at the conclusion of the workshop.
- Workshop starts at 6:30pm
- End of the Workshop: 9:30pm
Max Kuhn, Director, Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer
Max Kuhn is a Director of Nonclinical Statistics at Pfizer Global R&D in Connecticut. He has been apply models in the pharmaceutical industries for over 15 years.
He is a leading R developer and the author of several R packages including the CARET package that provides a simple and consistent interface to over 100 predictive models available in R.
Mr. Kuhn has taught courses on modeling within Pfizer and externally, including a class for the India Ministry of Information Technology.