Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Short Course: Introduction to R 

Course dates: 28th – 31st August 2017

Venue: STM Building, Strathmore University

Course duration: 4 days (approximately 28 hours teaching, consisting of practical sessions and short tutorials).

Course tutors: Evans Otieno Titus Orwa and Linda Chaba



R is a powerful statistical tool which offers environment for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. This course aims to provide basic introduction to statistics and the R statistical software package, focusing on its use for data management, data exploration and statistical analysis. The course is intended for anyone interested in learning R as a data management tool and/or for performing statistical analyses. No previous knowledge of R or of statistical analyses is necessary.


Learning outcomes

On completing the course, you will learn and understand how to:

  • Operate R,
  • Manipulate data within R,
  • Make high quality graphics,
  • Fit, assess and interpret common statistical tests,
  • Do basic statistical programming.

What to bring: 
Please bring your laptop (Windows or Mac). Bringing your USB-Stick can also be helpful.

Course outline

  • Introduction to basic statistical concepts  and graphical representations
  • Application of common statistical tests and linear regression models
  • R basics
  • Data manipulation and analysis in R
  • Writing simple R functions

Registration Procedure

Register in the form below:



Fee: 30,000 per participant (writing materials, refreshments and lunch)


Cancellation Policy

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


Important Dates

Registration deadline: 28th August 2017
Payment deadline: 28th August 2017


Mode of Payment:


Via Mpesa:

Business number is 100219,

Account number is "mathsconference”

Via Bank deposit
Name: Strathmore University
Account Number and Currency: 0102044844000 (KES)
Bank Branch: Karen



Linda Chaba                                                                Evans Omondi                                     

+254 (0) 725 512 349                                                   +254 (0) 720 743 609


Titus Orwa
+254 (0) 719 893 267


Strathmore University

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034144, 0703-034321


Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200