Webinar: An Introduction to R

On September 22nd, GeoDirectory was excited to announce the next in our series of webinars after the summer break. Talking all things ‘R’ was our guest speaker Christopher Brunsdon, Professor of Geocomputation at Maynooth University.

Professor Brunsdon discussed the R programming language, and its uses in geocomputation and data analytics. The talk covered the basics for anyone unfamiliar with R, why it is an important tool for those who work with geospacial matters, and covered some practical examples as well as the limitations present when using R. Professor Brunsdon was also kind enough to show us some practical examples of what R is capable of, and introduced us to some essential libraries and functions when using R. 

Professor Brunsdon also introduced some avenues that attendees might follow afterwards to better acquaint themselves with R, so that you can begin to leverage its power to grow your own business.

Professor Brunsdon is also Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation at Maynooth University. Prior to this he was a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and held positions at the Universities of Leicester, Glamorgan and Newcastle, all in the UK. He holds a PhD in Geography.

The VOD of the webinar is available here, and the interactive slides used are available here