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21st GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference
March 6-9, 2017
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. URISA and the IAAO partner together to provide a conference that assists assessment and appraisal professionals in visualizing how they can work more effectively through the use of technology.  Join us March 6-9, 2017 for the 21st annual conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Monday, March 6 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Basics of the R Statistical Software

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Basics of the R Statistical Software
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Joshua Myers, Statistical Consultant, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions, Chesapeake, VA

Each registered attendee should bring a laptop to connect to wireless Internet
Student Experience Level with R: None Assumed

Statistical Computing allows a custom statistical analysis to be applied to a dataset using programming control structures and logic.  It allows you to solve problems with the widest variety of available tools, to specify the form of the output, and to tackle the hardest analytical challenges.  The R environment is the best overall way to dive into statistical computing.  This workshop will show you all that you need to get started using R, and will lean heavily toward the application of R to the mass appraisal field.

Course Goal: An Introduction to Using R in the Mass Appraisal Field

  • Setting-Up R 
  • Starting R; Working Directories; Workspaces
  • The Basics of R: Operators; Functions; Data Frames; Data I/O; Plots
  • Ratio Studies in R: Important Functions and Methods
  • Modeling in R: Model-Building; Model Output; Model Application
  • Producing Reports with R Output

Each section will begin with teaching R material followed by a time of hands-on learning. The hands-on portion of the workshop will revolve around analyzing a sample data file. Students will be given example R scripts to run with the sample data file. Students will also be given exercises to do at the end of each section.

More about R: https://www.r-project.org/about.html 


Speakers
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Josh Myers

Statistician, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions
I am a Statistician and Consultant with my company, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions. I do regression modeling, independent ratio studies and performance audits, and other forms of advanced statistical analysis that solve real-world mass appraisal problems. Talk to me about Josh Myers Valuation Solutions or my various research interests. I am an IAAO Award Winner, a member of the IAAO Technical Standards Subcommittee, and a member of the... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 7

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