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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Getting the Dirt on Natural Resources - Kristen Lear

What do bats and tequila have in common? Tune in as Kristen Lear, Warnell/ ICON PhD student, tells us about her research in Mexico on bat conservation and the integrated social aspects associated with the development of sustainable tequila production practices. Interesting stuff!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Graphics and mice - R packages

This week, Derrick Gallagher will be leading the WGSA Workshops Series on the R packages Graphics and mice. The Graphics package includes extensive plotting functionality.  The mice package is used for multivariate imputation by chained equations. This will be held in room 4-132 during the weekly procaffeination hour (9:30-10:30). Coffee and donuts will be provided by the WGSA. There should be a lot of valuable information provided Friday, so please stop by to check it out!

Please see the detailed description of the workshop to find out what you will need ahead of time, and what to expect during the workshop.

Below are the R scripts and data files that will be used for examples.

R packages

Diameter Distribution
Tree Data

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Introduction to R

This week during the procaffeination hour (Friday Sept. 11 from 9:30-10:30), the WGSA will be offering an introduction to R, led by Tiffany Vidal. R is a powerful, open source, statistical software program broadly used in natural resources research. This workshop is a basic introduction to R to ease the learning curve for those just starting out with it.

You will get the most our of this intro if you bring a computer to work on. In preparation for this workshop, please install R as well as RStudio on your personal computers. We have also prepared an outline and an example data set (as .csv and .txt) that we will use, so please download these data file ahead of time.


R code from workshop

Looking forward to seeing you there!