SHEATHE: Xenobiotic substances and heavy metals in the environment – a threat to health, ecosystems and development in Ghana

Basic Statistics and R Programming

As part of the training package for the SHEATHE PhD candidates a cause module on Basic Statistic and R programing was organized. The 5 day training program was organized  to up skill researches on how to use the R programming tool to make various statistical analysis.


R provides a powerful and comprehensive system for analysing data and when used in conjunction with the R-commander (a graphical user interface, commonly known as Rcmdr) it also provides one that is easy and intuitive to use. Basically, R provides the engine that carries out the analyses and Rcmdr provides a convenient way for users to input commands. The Rcmdr program enables analysts to access a selection of commonly-used R commands using a simple interface that should be familiar to most computer users. It also serves the important role of helping users to implement R commands and develop their knowledge and expertise in using the command line --- an important skill for those wishing to exploit the full power of the program. [1]


The participants of the workshop  also included senior members of the University as well as graduate student and project affiliates.

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