Any scientific task without the knowledge of software is difficult to imagine and complete in the current scenario. R is a free software that is capable of handling mathematical and statistical manipulations. It has its own programming language as well as built in functions to perform any specialized task. We intend to learn the basics of R software in this course.
Dr. Shalabh is a Professor of Statistics at IIT Kanpur. His research areas of interest are linear models, regression analysis and econometrics. He has more than 22 years of experience in teaching and research. He has developed several web based NPTEL courses including on regression analysis and has conducted several workshops on statistics for teachers, researchers and practitioners. He has received several national and international award and fellowships. He has authored more than 70 research papers in national and international journals. He has written four books and one of the book on linear models is coauthored with Prof. C.R. Rao.