BOSTON DATA FESTIVAL: HOW TO QUANTIFY CULTURE (ETHAN FOSSE)

How to Quantify Culture: Introduction to R Workshop (Ethan Fosse)

This workshop provides an overview of R for those who are unfamiliar with statistics or programming. The first part of the workshop will review the basics of R as an object-oriented statistical programming language, with an emphasis on creating and manipulating objects. The second part will focus on the fundamentals of data analysis, including how to load and manipulate data sets, summarize and visualize variables (using bar graphs, scatter plots, and histograms), and understanding relationships among variables through the fitting of statistical models (such as linear regression, analysis of variance, and classification techniques). No knowledge of statistics or programming is required.