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R for Humanities

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:00pm

Instructor: Emil Pitkin, Lecturer and Research Scholar, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
Date: December 6 and 7, 2014
Description: Students and Faculty in the Humanities: Are you interested in learning a computer programming language? Not to become an expert programmer, but simply to learn some basics and to write a bit of code for yourself? R is the leading open source software environment for statistical analysis and visualization, widely admired for its range of application and ease of use. It has become one of the most important tools in the digital humanities, used by literary critics, historians, and others to analyze sets of digitized texts. This weekend bootcamp is your chance to get some experience with coding. The camp is designed to bring total beginners up to a reasonable level of proficiency with R in just two half-day sessions.