American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Chapter Lecture
October 28, 2008



The New York Metro Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association

In Collaboration With

The Educational Psychology P.h.D. Program of the City University of New York

Are Pleased to Invite You to a Lecture

PROGRAMMING IN R

by

John Verzani
Chair, Department of Mathematics
City University of New York / College of Staten Island



Abstract

The R project www.r-project.org bills itself as "a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics." The word free refers to the open source nature of R, which is a large reason for R's increased usage. However, more importantly, the "software environment" that R provides allows its users the ability to more easily customize R to their specific needs than other software packages such as SPSS.

This presentation will be an overview with examples of how one programs in R starting with defining functions in R, discussing flow control in R and vectorization. We will end on the important concept of generic functions (or methods), as implemented in S3 and S4, which help tame R for its users.

Website for John Verzani
http://wiener.math.csi.cuny.edu/verzani/R

Lecture Presentation
http://wiener.math.csi.cuny.edu/verzani/R/ASA-28-Oct-2008.pdf
http://wiener.math.csi.cuny.edu/verzani/R/ASA-28-Oct-2008.R


Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time
4:30 to 6:00 P.M.

Location
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
Room C198 (Concourse Level)
New York, New York

Registration and Fees
Registration closed Monday, October 20, 2008.
Light refreshments will be served.

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