EEB5082 (B44U1940), semester 106-1, 3 credits, in English
When & where: Tuesday 2,3,4 (9:10-12:10), 3C Life Science building
Office hours (if you need to consult things related to the class): Tuesdays 14:00-15:30 in R1211.
Instructor: David Zelený (澤大衛)
Link to CEIBA: https://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1061EEB5082_RECOL
R program offers a powerful tool for analysing and visualising data, and in recent years it became very popular among ecologists (and not only them). It offers great freedom in analysing, manipulating and visualising any type of data, which is not something you can do in clickable software like SAS, SPSS or STATISTICA. However, it also comes up with a steep learning curve of S language and frustration from frequent error messages.
The goal of this practical course is to teach students basic skills of using R program, so as they can use it in analysing and visualising data from their research projects or other, more advanced courses focused on R.
The class consist mostly from practical exercise in front of the computer with running R and RStudio, with brief theoretical modules. Credits will be gained for handing homework assignments, active participation in the class, passing the midterm quiz, and delivering the final oral presentation of individual project (in English).