My first date with R - Free Live Class
My first date with R - Free Live Class

My first date with R - Free Live Class

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Microsoft Innovation Campus

Via Lombardia, 2/a

20068 Peschiera Borromeo (MI)


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Great news for the R users and R curious! Microsoft, in collaboration with Quantide, is offering a one-day live course in Milano, free and open to everybody.

This course is a wide overview of the R potential as a data science tool: the topics range from the first R session to data manipulation, visualization and discovery, from data import and export to data modelling and data mining.

The class is a workshop: you will dirty your hands with R! Be sure to bring your laptop :) But no worries if you are unfamiliar with the R language: we will start from the beginning, learning through examples.

Course organization

The course is free and open to a maximum of 30 participants. The course will last for an entire working day, from 9:00 in the morning to 18:00 in the evening. Lunch and coffe breaks are included.

If you wish to partecipate you need to reserve a seat. Take note: a week before the beginning of the course you will be required to confirm your participation: if you don't confirm then your ticket will be cancelled and your seat will be reoffered.


  • A bit of R history and online resources
  • R and R-Studio installation and configuration
  • Your first R session
  • Data import from external sources
  • Data manipulation and data discovery with R
  • Data visualization with R
  • Statistical models and Data Mining with R
  • R: the Microsoft point of view – Paola Presutto

What's the price?

The course is free and open to everybody. The course includes one day of teaching, plus lunch, coffee breaks and comprehensive course materials. Due to logistic reason, the course is open to max 30 participants, and registration is needed.


Should I take this course?

This class will be a good fit for you if you want an overview of R as a data science tool: if you want to realize if R is the right solution for your tasks, or you want to grasp what R can do for you, this is the right place.

What should I bring?

A laptop with the latest version of R and R-Studio.



Who will I learn from?

Andrea Spanò is an Rstudio certificated instructor who has worked as an R trainer and consultant for over 20 years. Andrea graduated in Statistics from the University of Siena and obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics at the University College of London. He runs Quantide consulting firm and teaches at Luiss University post grad course on Big Data Management. Andrea will be supported by two teacher assistants.

What language is the course taught?

This course is taught in Italian. Course material is in English language

How can I reach the course location?

The course will be hold at the Microsoft Innovation Campus, in Via Lombardia, 2/a 20068 Peschiera Borromeo (MI). How to reach the Microsoft Innovation Campus.

How can I contact you if I have further questions?

You can contact us at

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Click the green "Register" button on the top, and welcome! Please, remember to confirm your participation when you will be asked.

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