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How I Crashed R and What You Can Do To Minimize the Blow

Anthony Chin

MSBA Spring'19

  • This training program is designed for beginners in Rstudio

  • The event is free and open for Data Science Club members. (Undergrad, graduate and doctorate students)

Course Overview

 

  The Data Science Club presents How I Crashed R and What You Can Do To Minimize the Blow. This is a 1-week training program and is scheduled on October 26th, Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at JSOM 2.801. Read through for more details -

"My First Experience with R   

  was the Intro to R class and bootcamp (BUAN 6356) and then I thought I could try my hand at larger datasets. 

  Unfortunately, I kept running into issues, crashes, importing problems, my computer nearly bursting into flames, memory crashes, and I would like to share with you my experiences so that you will not have to go through what I went through.

  Come with me on my journey of late nights, sadness, and energy-drink fueled googling to show you the things that I didn’t learn from my base R class."

"These are the topics I am going to cover:

  • Importing data problems and useful global options

  • Lessons I learned Crashing R and the 3 types of crashes

             - (a) Mini crash – It’s sluggish and I don’t know why

             - (b) Screen Crash – the screen is stuck and it won’t do anything

             - (c) White Screen Crash – nothing but Christmas

  • Saving, Loading, Nuking your Environment because you…Ran Out of Memory

  • Making sure your computer can take the heat

  • Extra topics if we have time

              - (a) MRO vs BaseR and how to change between them

              - (b) Did you know there are two if statements in R?  If and Ifelse