Kelly Bodwin

Kelly Bodwin

Adventures in R

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About Kelly Bodwin


If you've reached this page, you're ready to embark on an adventure in learning
R Statistical Software
It's an honor to help you along on that journey.


Current course: 

Introduction to R

a first course in R and RStudio for data science and statistical analysis

Monday, July 6th - Monday, August 31st

Prerequisites: None.
Some familiarity with basic programming concepts and basic statistical analysis may be helpful.

You should expect to spend about 10 hours per week for the full course experience.


About this program:

The Adventures in R project is designed to bring a university quality remote learning experience to the general public. Unlike self-guided online courses, these courses run on a real-time schedule, just like a true college class.

Remember, my basic course materials are always free and open-source. If you are a self-motivated learner, you may not need to subscribe to this program!

Or, you may find the Basic Learner Tier to be helpful, for access to higher-level course materials and a Discord Server to discuss the course with other learners.

If, on the other hand, you find you learn much better with deadlines, classmates, and assignment feedback, and instructor support - this may be the program for you!


About me:

I am an Assistant Professor of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University, as well as a Certified RStudio Trainer.  I have been using R for projects in theoretical statistics, applied statistics, and data science for over a decade.

Since I began sharing my course materials publicly, I frequently receive requests for help with concepts, additional assignments, or feedback on work.  With my full-time job, I cannot typically respond to these requests.  Thus, the Adventures in R program was born, to allow me to devote some of my time to helping the R community learn and grow.

You can find me on twitter, probably tweeting about R, at @KellyBodwin.

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