10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list


Contributed Paper C155

 

Using R to teach statistics


Presenter

CHarles Taylor (United Kingdom)

Abstract

Before 2003, the Department of Statistics at the University of Leeds exposed its Maths students to MINITAB, SPSS and SAS as they progressed from first to third year. As a result of a unanimous decision in a departmental meeting, these were all replaced with just R. This talk will reflect on the ups and downs of the last decade, and will also cover attempts to teach (rather than merely illustrate) statistics using R, and a comparison of different versions in (hopefully) a designed experiment.