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PubPol 577 R for Public Policy

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2024
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
10:00 am-11:20 pm EST
Course Location
3117 Weill Hall
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
28487
Credit Hours
1.5
Class Size
30

**Course will be held remotely, but 3117 Weill Hall will be reserved for students to use if they need access to the software**

*Note: Instructor consent required*

This course is an introduction to programming in the R statistical language. R is a flexible, open-source statistics platform which has gained broad adoption in a variety of fields. Through interacting with R, RStudio, and elements of the Tidyverse (a collection of R packages for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization), students will learn the fundamentals of working in R. By completing this class, students should have the baseline skills necessary to continue their self-study in R on topics suited to their own interests.

This course covers fundamentals of programming in R, object types and structure, import and use of packages for expanding R's capabilities, data management, and basic analysis. The course is graded credit/no credit (pass/fail), with weekly review tasks in R. Students are not expected to have prior experience in R or other programming, but familiarity with basic concepts in statistics is recommended.