About NR 395 WC1

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Winter Session Course; Dates: Jan 4 - Jan 29 2021; For more information, contact tdonovan@uvm.edu

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Section Description

R is a open source computer language for statistical and graphical analyses. R for Fledglings is a language immersion course, taught as a 4 week, on-line course over the UVM January term. Students will work in small groups with biologists from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The first two weeks will focus on the ebook, R for Fledglings (https://blog.uvm.edu/tdonovan-vtcfwru/r-for-fledglings/). You will be introduced to the basics of R and RStudio, including functions, objects, data wrangling, basic statistical analysis, R markdown, and R packages. The final two weeks of the course will involve collaborative work with Fish and Wildlife biologists to create an R package and R Markdown scripts to aid in writing annual reports.

Section Expectation

This is a graduate level course. Undergraduates may sign up by permission. Expect to spend 4-6 hours M-F for the duration of the course.


Groups will check in regularly with the instructor to complete assignments.

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