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The San Diego Chapter of the American Statistical Association

 seeks to sponsor educational, professional, and scientific

 activities that benefit professional statisticians, students

of statistics, and the San Diego Community at large. 


FEATURED EVENTS


ASA Traveling Course 2015

Instructor: Dr. Dianne Cook, Professor of Statistics, Iowa State University dicook@iastate.edu

Course: Working with R to Analyze and Plot Data

This is a hands-on class: bring your computer! Information will be sent to you to download before the event. There is no public wifi at Pfizer.

Time: 8:30AM to 5PM May 18, 2015 (Monday) (Class starts at 9AM)

 Location: Building CB4/2249&2250, Pfizer La Jolla Campus,  10646 Science Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

 Directions and parking: A map of Pfizer and parking information can be found here. Please check in at CB4, west-side entrance. Park anywhere that is not reserved.

 Please register at 123Signuphttps://www.123signup.com/event?id=yrhgn.  Class limited to the first 60 signups.

Registration fees:

  • Student/retiree member:             $50
  • Student/retiree non-member:      $55 ($5 to join the chapter)
  • Regular member:                        $55
  • All others:                                    $65 ($10 to join the chapter)

    There will be an additional $5 charge for onsite registration - cash and check only.

  • Food information (coffee breaks and lunch included in course fee):

  • Coffee before (8:30 am - 9:00 am)
  • Coffee break  - sponsored by Theorem Clinical Research.
  • Lunch

 Class introduction:

This workshop focuses on a data centric introduction to using R, in a reproducible way, incorporating lots of data graphics and exploratory data analysis. The sections will center around contemporary data examples, showing participants how to work their way through the analysis, and answering questions about the data.  

 Class sessions:

  • Introduction to R and reproducibility (including using knitr to incorporate code into pdf, html, Word documents)
  • Introduction to plotting data (mapping using ggplot2, scatterplots, bar charts, time series, profiles, boxplots)
  • Rearranging and cleaning data (learn to use packages tidyr, dplyr, and lubridate)
  • Advanced plotting and polishing graphics (using cognitive principles for publication graphics; packages ggplot2, maps, ggmap, ggsubplot, productplots, GGally, gridExtra)
  • Making shiny apps (create interactive web applets for users to interact with their/your/public data and analyses)

 

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STATISTICAL BLOGS


There are a few statistical bloggers around the world who are listed below (in alphabetical order.)  If you know of any others, please let Patricia English know and she will update the links here.

John Johnson from Registrat-Mapi posts include statistics, clinical trials, and the scientific process. 

Yossi Levy blogs about statistics in Hebrew. 

Sanjay Matange of SAS blogs on data visualization with a focus on SAS ODS.

Naomi Robbins, graphic displays expert, blogs on effective graphics.       

David Smith of Revolution R posts daily on topics of interest to R users, including R and statistics. 

Rick Wicklin of SAS posts about SAS including code. 

The statsblogs.com  site is a compilation of statistics blogs; some of the above bloggers are included on this site but there are many others.

 



                                                                                                          

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