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Statistical Software Training Courses

The MPRC Scientific and Technical Core offers training in SAS, R, and Stata. Periodically, MPRC will host courses on special topics such as multiple imputation, event history models, and complex survey analysis.

About the Training

MPRC offers multiple-week, non-credit SAS, Stata, and R training courses. The classes are open to MPRC affiliated faculty and students, and course offerings will focus on SAS, Stata, and R topics relevant to population research.

Who Can Attend?

MPRC affiliated faculty, students, and staff are welcome to participate. Please contact Heide Jackson at if you have any questions.

2020 Fall Offerings

MPRC will offer a free online non-credit course on R this semester. If you wish to participate, please use the registration form.

Topics Covered in the R Course Include:

  • An introduction to R and some useful R vocabulary.
  • Tips for constructing your first R script.
  • Guides on moving data sets between R and other statistical software packages, particularly Stata and SAS.
  • Tutorials on how to manipulate existing data sets.
  • Example code for visualizing and modeling data.

The R course will also feature a discussion forum for MPRC affiliates to ask and answer questions on all things related to R.