Statistical Computing 1
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These notes focus primarily on using R. R has a lot of advantages for data science, but personally my favourite is its simplicity. In other programming languages such as Python, there are many different types of data structures (such as
pandas data frames,
numpy arrays etc.), where R has a consistent infrastructure which will not get confusing.
For these reasons, R is a good beginners language, and does not require a lot of learning. It is not perfect though, as it can be quite slow in some cases, and does not have as wide usage as Python.
The basics of R are covered first, as well as programming paradigms such as reproducibility, using Github.