Germany, Mannheim

Refresher Course in Mathematics and R

when 14 June 2014 - 15 June 2014
duration 1 week

R is an open-source language and environment for data analysis and graphics. As an open source package, it is, on the one hand, fully transparent to the user and can be regarded as under continuous `peer review'. On the other hand, it is free of charge. Yet what makes R an invaluable tool for EITM studies, is the ease in which new analytical methods can be implemented in R. As a consequence there are already more than 2000 user-contributed extension packages available for R, which implement many of the most advanced methods in data analysis.

This course combines a review of basic mathematics relevant for EITM studies with a practical application of these methods with R as a computational framework. Topics of the course include a review of linear algebra, elementary calculus, numerical optimisation, and probability distributions.

Course leader

James Lo, PhD (Collaborative Research Center 884 "The Political Economy of Reforms", University of Mannheim)

Target group

EITM Europe has become the summer institute with the largest worldwide network among young academics interested in the highest standard of scholarly research in Europe. EITM is training a new generation of political scientists and political economists, who are interested in integrating theoretical and empirical research to advance our understanding in politics.

Fee info

EUR 0: Part of the complete program (refresher, foundations, advanced class)