Re: [R] Using R in a university course: dealing with proposal comments

From: Longinus <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 07:00:55 -0800 (PST)

I will also evaluate what did the students used before in the introductory statistics class and how proficient they have become in using it. If they only barely touched it, I will use my class as a chance to further refine their familiarity with the software they saw before. Tool is tool, I consider it's more important to use at least one tool, regardless of if it's trendy or free or user-friendly, really well rather than being able to juggle many softwares superficially.

SPSS, despite of its price, is still widely recognized. I wouldn't feel too bad teaching it. However, I will definitely shift the focus to syntax writing from GUI so that the students will be better prepared for other command based softwares.

Ken mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 11 Feb 2008 - 15:13:17 GMT

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