The Department of Computer Science (PG) conducted a Two day National Level workshop on "Data Analysis Using R" on 26th and 27th August 2016. The workshop was arranged with the objective of providing the platform for acquiring the knowledge on R Programming; comprehend its applications in Data mining and Research and to foster interdisciplinary collaborative research in this area. Mr.Vinod Kumar Murti, Academic Head – Financial Services, iNurture Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore was the Resource person.
The workshop was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Augustine George, the Vice Principal and the welcome address was given by Prof. Aruna Devi, Faculty & Workshop Coordinator. The first session of workshop was on Introduction to the basics of R Programming with included the basic commands, importing the data into the R-Studio etc. The session continued with the topics on Data Visualization (Histogram, Box Plot, Scatter Plot, Bar charts) were explained. After the completion of each session, the participants were given with the exercises and a quiz related on the topics that were covered.
The afternoon session started with Hypothesis testing in which Sir explained the null hypothesis concept by illustrating the same with a real time example. The session continued with concepts on ONE-WAY ANOVA, Chi-Square Test and many such related analysis tests that can be performed on the data using the tool
The Day 2 Forenoon session was on Regression which included its types that is, Simple Linear Regression, Logistic and Multiple linear regression and the concept of Multi-Co linearity was explained. The post lunch session started with an Introduction to the neural networks and their implementation in Data Analytics and Research. The next session was on Cluster Analysis in which Sir explained about the types of clustering, Plotting of a Dendogram and K-Means Clustering. Hands on practical session were given to the participants on implementation of the same. All the participants gave their feedbacks on the workshop. They stated that workshop was a great success as it gave a great practical knowledge and experience to them working with the tool.
On the whole, the workshop enlightened everyone and helped them to implement the R-Programming commands practically.