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Data Science with R Programming from A to Z Workshop

You keep hearing about the R programming language. Azure Machine Learning Studio is built on it and Microsoft recently acquired the R platform vendor, Revolution Analytics, with plans to integrate the R language into SQL Server 2016. The need to learn R is clear. This PreCon will get you up to speed on what you need to know.


We will start with a background on what R is and where it came from. Then you will learn how to install the language shell and R Studio, the development environment. You’ll learn about the unique vector based architecture of R which makes it such a powerful analysis tool. Through examination of examples that go from simple to advanced, you will learn the language. R supports rich data visualizations and you will learn how to use these to fit your needs. The goal of this session is to demystify R and give you a basic understanding of R programming. We’ll also cover SQL Server/R Integration and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning with custom R scripts.


 The focus is on the programming language so only a minimal understanding of statistics is needed.