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ACS Masterclass: The Fundamentals of the R Programming Language

Learn the R programming language in this Masterclass and bring your laptop for a ‘program-along’ session. This is a hands-on overview of the statistical programming language R, one of the most important tools in data science.

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Tue, 17 May, 05:00 PM

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    Thu, 19 May, 05:00 PM

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    Thu, 19 May, 07:00 PM
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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Learn the R programming language in this Masterclass and bring your laptop for a ‘program-along’ session. This is a hands-on overview of the statistical programming language R, one of the most important tools in data science.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is supported by the R Core Team and the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. It is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">In this masterclass you’ll learn:</span></span></span> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">What is R</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Why R?</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Setting up and installing R?</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">What is R Studio, and installing R Studio</span></span></span></li></ul> <span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">In the second section, our instructor Apurva Khemani will also explore: </span></span></span> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">What are packages?</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Basic graphs and Data Visualisation</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Summary statistic basics</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Plotting on conditions and subsampling</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Understanding data types</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Principle components</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">A bit about Data Modelling</span></span></span></li></ul>

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Programming/software development (PROG) -> Level 3


Apurva Khemani

Apurva Khemani

Data Scientist, TechnologyOne

Apurva Khemani hails from a small town in the northwest part of India called Ajmer. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Technology for well-known universities of India and worked as a college faculty and a mathematics tutor for three years. When she got married in Feb 2017, she wanted to study more and give my career a new direction. Her search for pursuing a higher degree ended when she found the perfect course, amalgamating two of her interests, computer science and mathematics at Queensland University of Technology.

 It was called Master of Information Technology with a major in Data Science. Within a period of six months, Apurva landed in Australia in Feb 2018 with a zeal to learn and big dreams in her heart. Since graduating in December 2019, she has worked at prestigious organisations like QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland Health and now QUT. Also, her work has been recognised in a publication for Nature Medicine. Apurva’s career has been grounded in Data Science, concentrating on machine learning and data analytics in the clinical, biological and agricultural domains. This has allowed her to gain valuable experience in varied types of data related to gut health, microbiome, weather, vegetation parameters, supply chain and exports. With God's grace, on 7th October 2021, she became a Permanent Resident of Australia. Apurva has learned one thing in this journey, if you have a grateful heart then your dreams do come true!

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Zachary Isaac

Zachary Isaac

Chair, ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee 

Zachary is an emerging professional in the Data Science field, with domain knowledge in Health Science. He enjoys the problem-solving nature of his studies and is excited about his future career prospects given the modern advancements in technology and the ubiquitous supply of data, which collectively provide a capability to solve problems that until recently weren’t possible. These problems cannot be solved without people though, this reasoning leads to him being a part of the ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee, which is a medium to bring people together and empower one another to achieve their career goals.  

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