Today we discussed the format of the R group and potential topics for the rest of term.

The group functions in small 10-15 minute lessons given by group participants on specific topics. Topics of interest this term are:

Survival Estimation
Writing/creating packages
Social Science specific packages
Data management
Bayesian Statistics

We will cover these and more topics this term.

Next Week’s session will be “Data Sourcing and R Studio”. We will cover online sources of data and some cool packages to get that data, along with a brief intro to R studio shortcuts and use. If you do not have R studio please download it from