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Cleveland Chapter of the ASA

Fall 2014 Workshop

Saturday, October 25, 2014


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The Fall 2014 Workshop is Jointly Sponsored by The Cleveland Chapter of the American Statistical Association and the Greater Cleveland R Group

An Introduction to Using R for Data Visualization

About The Workshop
R has become one of the most popular languages for data analysis and graphics. Its ability to create sophisticated, highly customized, publication quality graphs on multiple platforms is unparalleled. The first half of this one-day workshop will include an introduction to R (R syntax, common mistakes, using packages) and basic data management (importing, cleaning, reformatting data). The second half of this workshop will focus on data visualization techniques including a practical review of R's major graphing capabilities (including base functionality), as well as new capabilities provided by packages such as ggplot2 (grammar of graphics) to create a wide range of univariate and multivariate graphs.

About The Presenter
Dr. Robert Kabacoff is a seasoned researcher, specializing in data analysis and graphics since 1986. As Vice President of Research for Management Research Group (MRG), he consults widely with academic, government, and corporate organizations throughout North America, Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. Before joining MRG, Dr. Kabacoff was a professor in the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University, where he taught graduate courses in multivariate statistics and statistical programming. He maintains the Quick-R website http://www.statmethods.net, a popular online resource for learning R and is author of R in Action - 2nd edition http://www.manning.com/kabacoff2.

Location and Time

  • Location: Cleveland State University (CSU) Main Classroom Building, Room MC435
  • Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014


  • $25 Member of Cleveland ASA or Greater Cleveland R Group
  • $10 Student
  • $30 for all others


Parking at CSU is a maximum daily charge of $10 and should be paid directly to the parking attendent. See the registration form for details.


You may download a PDF workshop announcement and registration form here:

Fall 2014 Workshop Announcement and Registration Form

Mailed registrations must be received by October 10, 2014.
Space is limited.
Registrations will be accepted on-site on the day of the event, space permitting, and on a first-come, first-served basis.


Lunch (not included in registration fee). The student center building has many lunch choices to choose from (http://www.csuohio.edu/studentcenter/bigreveal/dining.html). A highly recommended option is the Viking Marketplace. They serve an all you can eat buffet including drink, dessert, and tax for $7.95. It includes a salad bar, sandwich bar, hot food station, custom made stir fry selection, and pizza choices. There is a covered walkway between the main classroom and student union buildings.


Directions to CSU can be found at: http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/directions/

The Main Classroom (MC) building is located on Euclid Avenue between East 22nd Street and East 24th Street.

A map of the CSU campus can be found at: http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/campusmap.pdf


For questions, please contact Tom Short at tshort@jcu.edu