[Techtalk] Any interest in a Statistics/R course/study group?

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Tue Sep 1 17:58:41 UTC 2009

I'm directing followups to the courses list so we don't flood
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to courses if you aren't already there.

> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 12:03 AM, Akkana Peck<akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> > Several of us on IRC were just talking about statistics
> > and the R project for statistics and data visualization:

Mani A writes:
> I can teach, but have limited time. So it will be easier for me to coordinate.
> A  set of topics can be:
> 1. Getting Started
> 2. Data Frames; Basic Statistics
> 3. Lists, Vectors, Matrices, Arrays
> 4. Graphs and Data Visualisation
> 5. Linear Models
> 6. Making R packages
> 7. Using R with code in other languages
> 8. Guide to specialised packages
> 9. Hypothesis Testing: Decision Making

That's great! Having a teacher would be better than just a
self-study group. Your topic outline looks fine by me.

We have Moodle installed at http://courses.linuxchix.org/
Assuming you don't mind using Moodle, I can create a course
there (or maybe you can create it -- I'm not sure who has
permissions to do that) and if you make an account and let
me know your account name, I can make you an instructor on
that course.

(At least, that appears to be how it works -- I haven't used Moodle
yet either, but it looks fairly straightforward.)

Anyone who has a Drupal account on our main site will probably need
to go through the Moodle password resetting business once, due to
the changes in our new installation -- there's a note on the Moodle
login page about how to do that.

I'm not sure what category makes the most sense for an R/Stats
course: Application Use, Programming, or Miscellaneous. Opinions?

We had a page on the old site that I should probably try to migrate
to the new site with advice on running a course:

Any idea how soon you'd like the course to start?


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