Bendix Carstensen, Esa Läärä, Gerda Engholm
Measures of Disease Occurrence: Mon 15, Tue 16
Analysis of Epidemiological Data: Wed 24, Thu 25
- Practical exercises
- The exercises in this course requires you to do calculations which
in principle can be done on a hand-calculator.
However we assume that you use your laptop and use the free
statistical program R as a
calculator. This will enable you to take the solutions with you home
in the form of a file with computer code that does the analyses. It
will also enable you to do analyses repeatedly on slightly different
sets of data.
- You can obtain R from CRAN (the
Comprehensive R Archive Network).
Under Download and Install R click on Windows and under R for
Windows click on base, and then on Download R 2.13.1 for
Windows, which is a self-extracting installer (40MB). This means that if you
save it to your computer somewhere and click on it, it will install R
- The Epi add-on package for R will be needed too.
Once you have installed R, start it, and in the menu bar click on
Packages -> Install package(s)..., chose a
mirror (this is just a server where you can get the stuff), and then
the Epi package.
- Practical Exercises Workbook.
Now in version 2.1 with solutions to all exercises.
Also contains a very short introduction to getting and using R,
and a section with basic probability concepts in epidemiology and
- R-code files corresponding to the solutions.
- There are a couple of more elaborate introductions to R of
interest for you:
- After the course
You can have more information about the Epi package for R
You can enhance your R skills by attending the
course Statistical Practise
in Epidemiology with R in May 2012.
After the course you can get help by sending queries to the
R-sig-Epi mailing list. But you need to sign up to the list
first, you can do that
Last updated 6 February 2012, BxC