Coordinators' Workshop on R
12th October 2019
A one day Coordinators' Workshop on R language was conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on 12th October 2019 at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida (IITB Remote Centre ID : 1316) and 139 other Remote Centers through A - View. The workshop meant for faculties from technical institutes and schools was organized under the aegis of 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMMNMTT), funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Mr. Rajat Kumar from Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida, nominated as the Coordinator, attended the workshop at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida.
Inaugurating the workshop, Prof. Radhendushka Srivastava, Course Coordinator from IIT Bombay while briefing the participants about R language said that it is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.
Giving a brief of the course, Prof. Kannan Moudgalya - Spoken Tutorial Coordinator, IIT Bombay said that FOSSEE (Free / Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project at IIT Bombay has been promoting R language, and other FLOSS software, such as LINUX, Python, Scilab, OpenFOAM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, DWSIM & R, and Open Source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC.
Prof. Kannan Moudgalya later explained the roles and responsibilities of the RC and WS Coordinators for the Main Workshop on R, which is scheduled to be held on 9th November 2019.
During the successive sessions, participants were explained how to install R and RStudio on Linux, Basics of R, Data Frames in R, Merging and Importing Data in R, its uses and implementation.
The workshop ended with the Question & Answer and the Valedictory Session.