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Getting Started with the R System for Statistics

December 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:238 Azrieli Pavilion

Robert Biddle, Professor

Human-Computer Interaction, School of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science

RSVP required


R is an increasingly popular open-source system for statistical analysis and data science. It has a wealth of capabilities for data manipulation, analysis, and graphics. This workshop will be an introduction to R, using the easy-to-use RStudio software. We will focus on the use of R for HCI studies, including simple data manipulation, performing common statistical tests, and producing helpful graphs.


Robert Biddle is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His background is in mathematics, computer science, and education, and his principal interest is in applying understanding of human cognition and behaviour to the design and development of computer systems. His current research projects are on usable security, decision making, and collaboration in agile software development.

Robert has helped lead national projects on Internetworked Systems Security, Surface Applications, and New Media, and has won awards for research, teaching, and graduate mentorship.

This is a link to Professor Biddle’s lab:


This seminar is made possible by the Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences (CLUE) NSERC CREATE program.