COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE – Introduction to R for computational and data science – Tian
COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FRIDAY SEMINAR
Qing Tian, Assistant Professor
Computational and Data Sciences
George Mason University
Introduction to R for Computational and Data Science
Friday, February 23, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
3rd Floor, Research Hall
ABSTRACT: R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has gained substantially increased popularity in recent years. In addition to classical statistical analysis functionalities, it includes a wide range of packages with capabilities of data mining and machine learning, text analysis, spatial statistics, and social network analysis etc. This seminar will focus mostly on a suite of R packages that are designed to facilitate data (including social networks) visualization. These visualization functions are useful for exploratory analysis of real world data as well as output data from simulations.