R Coding for Public Policy
R is a powerful open source language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide selection of statistical and graphical techniques. It is rapidly becoming the leading language in data science and statistics. R can easily tackle linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering and more.
This 7-week course leads the students into the R world, helps them master the basics and prepares them with plenty resources for self-advancement in the future. The course offers students basic programing knowledge and effective data analysis skills in R in the context of public policy-making and policy evaluation. Students will learn how to install R and RStudio, comprehend and use R data objects, become familiar with base R and several statistical and graphing packages. The course will also teach students to develop their own R functions, which they can use, improve or adapt in the future.