# Blog

#### Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners

By Chris Campbell - Senior Consultant, UK.

As this was the first ever Manchester R the topics were designed for helping people make a start in R. We started off with a pre-session workshop; a brief introduction to R for absolute beginners. Moving from grapical user interfaces (GUIs) to the console...

#### An Intro to Models and Generalized Linear Models in R

By Chris Campbell - Senior Consultant, UK.

For many types of data, we have made a measurement of some variable that looks normally distributed. The middle value is the most likely, most values are similar to the middle value, and a few values may be larger or smaller.

`> uwt <- Theoph\$Wt[!duplica...`

#### Starting a GIS Investigation with R

By Jian Li – Consultant, Shanghai.

Geographical data is becoming increasingly important in understanding how we can predict and influence our impact on the world. Data on the location of individuals (be they migrating animals, humans stuck in traffic, or a plane as it travels around the world) is...

#### Get Some Class

By Chris Campbell - Senior Consultant, UK.

R is a classy language. Look:

``````x <- matrix(1:9, nrow = 3)
x``````
``````##      [,1] [,2] [,3]
## [1,]    1    4    7
## [2,]    2    5    8
## [3,]    3    6    9``````
``class(x)``
``## [1] "matrix"``

A class is a label that identifies what an object is. How it's struct...

#### Functions and Debugging in R

By Chris Campbell - Senior Consultant, UK.

One of the most important objects in R are functions. Functions are a type of object that perform most of the actions we make in R. A quick refresher on objects.

```> # We can create objects and view objects
>
> i <- 1
> n <- 5
> n
[1] 5
> i
[1] 1
>
> # We...```