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To R or not to R

My office has recently had some funds open up and we are looking into investing in some statistical software to make our lives easier. We do a lot of work with distribution fitting, Monte Carlo analysis, and regression analysis with data sets that may contain left or right censored data. Unfortunately, we only have a few days to identify the best software package for our buck. Alternatively, the idea has been floated to download the free R software and spend the money on some training to get over the steep learning curve. What program or approach would be the best use of our money?
posted by C'est la D.C. on Aug 12, 2013 - 23 answers

 

Online IT training and literacy resources for beginners

One of our office cleaning staff asked me if there are easy ways to learn how to use a computer. This totally threw me - I've a ton of experience about self-paced programming, stats, GIS, etc. - but no clue what to suggest for actually getting to grips for the first time with Windows, safe web browsing and so on. Wrinkle - it has to be free, Windows 7-based, and online - this isn't a paradox, she can open IE and navigate to a webpage. [more inside]
posted by cromagnon on Nov 30, 2011 - 20 answers

windows recorder

Windows training and support, how do I record windows to show other people what I did while in windows? (free or cheap preferred!) I want to be able to do training demos AND have users show me how they caused a bug to surface. (two different applications, same idea -- more below) [more inside]
posted by santogold on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Best ideas for computer training at a non-profit?

I'm looking for ideas on how best to implement computer training for a 70-person non-profit. [more inside]
posted by playmobil on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Photoshop Training in DC - Last Minute Gift

Bail me out. I need to find the best place for my wife to get additional training on Adobe Photoshop in Washington DC. This is her (nail bitting) only Christmas present and I haven't found the perfect place yet. She's a budding photographer and has most of the professional equipment she needs (Nikon D300, New Desktop w/ CS4, etc). I would classify her as currently at the top end of the intermediate skill range. I'd prefer night time classes, but can arrange for day care if it is an excellent class. Anything below $2,000 works. Bonus points for anything that leads to any Adobe certifications. Thanks! Any other suggestions would be great as well (she's learning Fireworks and InDesign right now too).
posted by roundrock on Dec 24, 2008 - 17 answers

I didn't know what I didn't know about IT.

I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jul 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Train the trainer

I am thinking about starting my own computer training business, which I think would be a good fit for me based on my passions, interests, and professional background. I have combed the internet and can't seem to find any information on the intricacies of the business. Does anyone have experience in the business as a trainer or entrepreneur? I would love to hear some intelligent opinions on how to become the worlds most successful independent computer trainer.
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 21, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I get 1200 people in three different countries upgraded from dumb terminals to PCs and MS Office?

Here's a question from 1992: How do I get 1200 people in the US, Canada, and Mexico up and running with PCs and MS Office from a previous dumb terminal environment? (More inside of course) [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Oct 8, 2004 - 4 answers

How do I put together these training programs for work?

I have recently been asked to put together some training programs for work, technology related. Looking for some advice on how to proceed... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jan 8, 2004 - 5 answers

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