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SHORT COURSE: R Software Fundamentals with Applications to Statistical Analyses & Modelling


9 - 13 July 2018, Wits University, Johannesburg

The School of Statistics and Actuarial Science (SSAS) at Wits University, in collaboration with the DST-NRF CoE-MaSS, will be holding a short course to analyse some datasets, primarily from the health sciences, with R as the analysis tool. Although this open-source software is often associated with Statistics, as well as with data management, the main aim of the course is to learn aspects of R and its applications, not Statistics.

Training will take place in a computer laboratory with desktops running on a Linux platform. The assumption is that delegates are conversant with computers, their hardware and software. In addition, prior knowledge of programming, and some exposure to the R package would be advantageous.

This five-day short course, while not assessed, is regarded by the University as NQF Level 5. Delegates who attend, and actively participate in, the entire course will be given certificates of attendance on the last day.

Applications, which close on 29 June 2018, should be submitted using the fillable PDF application form, available here .The registration fee for official staff or (postgraduate) students registered for 2018 at a recognised South African institution of higher learning is R2500 (South African Rands) per person, and R3500 per person for all other delegates.

Queries from prospective participants should be directed to
Linda: or +27 (0)11 717-6266, or
Edith: or +27 (0)11 717-6272.