Knowledge of elementary calculus and statistics, e.g. integration, derivation, t-tests, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, linear and logistic regression. Mastery of the basics in TeX.
Make sure you have a laptop available during each lecture with the latest version of R and RStudio (for details see Blackboard)
to be announced.
A self-sufficient use of R for research in the life & behavioural sciences by
using consistent style in coding
applying appropriate object types and functions
producing (interactive) plots of data and (intermediate) results
write reproducible reports in which R code is embedded
Mode of Instruction
This course is a combination of lectures and lab sessions.
For the course days, course location and class hours check the Time Table under the
tab “Statsci Students —> Program Schedule” at http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/statscience
Home assignments and a written report at the end of the course which are together being graded as Fail, Pass, or Good.
The art of R programming. Norman Matloff, No Starch Press 2011, ISBN: 978-1-59327-384-2
Enroll in Blackboard for the course materials and course updates.
To be able to obtain a grade and the ECTS for the course, sign up for the (re-)exam in uSis ten calendar days before the actual (re-)exam will take place. Note, the student is expected to participate actively in all activities of the program and therefore uses and registers for the first exam opportunity.
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for information on how to apply.
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- This is a compulsory course in the Statistical Science Master’s programme of the specialisation Statistical Science for the Life & Behavioural sciences.