(2016 date to be confirmed)
 6 month online course
 3 month for final project
 Course support includes 2 live webinars with the presenter and a forum
 SelfPaced Course: A take any time version of this course will be available very soon.
 Location: Globally online
 This course can be included as part of the Annual Subscription Service.
Introduction:
In this workshop, you’re introduced to the statistical programming language R. The workshop focuses on the aspects of the R language useful for financial analyses, with emphasis on techniques for automation and visualisation. We introduce R and the working environment RStudio using a practical approach with handson examples, and introduce a number of the most used addon packages for financial analysis. The code of the examples will be available.
This workshop does not require any prior knowledge of R, but some experience with programming is assumed.
Lectures
Lecture 1.
Basics, Objects and Operations  Part 1

Introduction to R

Introduction to Scripting

Basics of R
Lecture 2.
Basics, Objects and Operations  Part 2

Mathematics in R

Working with vectors

Working with text

Adding dimensions
Lecture 3.
Dates and Times in R

Working with Dates and Times

Working with time series
Lecture 4.
Plotting Data

The base plotting system

The grammar of graphics: ggplot2
Lecture 5.
Logical Flow and Functions

Functions and Methods

Logical Flow

Testing your code
Lecture 6.
Data Manipulation

Data in and out

Data Manipulation

Reshaping data
Lecture 7.
Statistics and Statistical objects

Quick summarizing

Statistical Objects
Final Practical Project
The final project will be marked with feedback and a pass or fail will given. One retake is allowed if you fail.
Two Live Webinars:
The two webinars are live with the presenter and will be set during the course.
About the Presenter
Joris Meys is a statistical consultant in the Biostatistics Department at the University of Ghent. He is the coauthor (with Andrie de Vries) of R for Dummies (Wiley, 2012). Joris is an accomplished R programmer, and produces R packages both for specific research projects and, via RForge, R packages for more general application. His statistical expertise is in the areas of ecotoxicology, analysis of environmental data, clinical research and meta analysis.
PRMIA Certification:
The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) is a nonprofit professional association, governed by a Board of Directors directly elected by its global membership, of nearly 90,000 members worldwide. PRMIA is represented globally by over 65 chapters in major cities around the world, led by Regional Directors appointed by PRMIA's Board.
The Programming School will be fully certified by PRMIA.
CPD Certification
You will be able to receive up to 51 CPD points (11 hours of structured CPD and 40 hours of selfdirected CPD) for completing this course.
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.
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