NHS-R Fitting distributions in R – June 2022

Session on – Fitting distributions in R

• Wednesday 8th June 2022

Online (1 and half hours)11.00 am to 12.30

Facilitator: Dr Sean Manzi Research Fellow in Applied Healthcare Modelling and Analysis, University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health

Pre-requisites: A basic understanding of how to use R

About the course: This session will begin by introducing probability distributions, the different types of distribution and why we use them in data science.

We will then move on to an overview of the distribution fitting process and how to implement this in R using the ‘fitdistrplus’ and ‘actuar’ packages.

As we proceed through the distribution fitting process, we will discuss some of the theory around the techniques used to fit a distribution to a data set. T

here will be the opportunity to practice generating data from and fitting data to different distributions.

Finally, we will explore the use of a shiny based app to help streamline your day-to-day distribution fitting activities.

Please note: this workshop is limited to NHS employees and those who work in UK public sector organisations such as PHE, local councils, DHSC and the voluntary sector.

Please register via the Eventbrite link with your organisation email, so we can verify your eligibility to attend. We will not be able to accept any registrations from personal emails.

For further information, please contact: nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net

Event Date

June 8, 2022

Event Time

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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