Data Management and Visualisation in R: Short course at SACEMA, 23-27 June 2014

Posted on Mon, Nov 25 2013 16:40:00

Twenty-six participants took this intensive five-day course at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, taught by SACEMA staff.  The group photograph is below. Targeted at postgraduate students and researchers, and open to anybody involved in data analysis, the course aimed to develop competence and confidence in the management, exploration and visualisation of data, using the versatile, open-source statistical software package R. Little prior experience of R was assumed.

Contemporary interdisciplinary research presents enormous challenges in dealing with large and com plex real-world data structures.  Competence in an appropriate statistical package, as well as efficient data exploration, are essential starting points for building statistical models. Learning to efficiently manage, explore and visualise data not only boosts productivity, but is critical for data quality assurance purposes.

The registration form that was to be filled in for this course can be found here. Enquiries about similar courses in the future may be directed to the SACEMA Research Manager, Ms Lynnemore Scheepers, at, or phone: +27(0)21 808 2589.

The picture below includes SACEMA staff and course participants.