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Introduction to Distributions in R
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Introduction to Distributions in R

Taught in English

Nicole Baerg

Instructor: Nicole Baerg

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Beginner level

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1 hour
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What you'll learn

  •  Draw random numbers from various types of distributions

  • Plot random number distributions and understand how changes to the various distribution parameters affect their shape and characteristics

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Beginner level

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1 hour
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No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning

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Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Draw random numbers from a uniform distribution and plot them in a histogram. Learn how to use the Set Seed function to recover previously generated random numbers for replicability.

  2. Draw random numbers from a binomial distribution, as well and use a binomial to draw random numbers from a Bernoulli distribution.

  3. Draw random numbers from the Poisson distribution.

  4. Draw random numbers from the Normal distribution and from multiple normal distributions simultaneously by using a vector of values for the distribution parameter arguments rather than a single value.

  5. Use random number drawing from a distribution to solve a real world question.

Recommended experience

Basic familiarity with R recommended but not necessary

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Nicole Baerg
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