About

R is a powerful open-source tool with a well-earned reputation for providing powerful graphical and statistical capabilities but also has a challenging learning curve for beginners.

This course will provide attendees with a strong foundation and skills to start loading and analysing hydrologic data and exploring the many packages that can facilitate analysis. As this is a beginner's course, no prior experience in R is required.

Join hydrology expert Tony Ladson in this comprehensive online course to harness R's potential for hydrologic analysis through practical case studies and real-world applications. Elevate your proficiency in hydrological data analysis using R.

Details

Date
Tuesday, 20 February 2024 - Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Time
3:00pm (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Location
Online
Format x3, 2hour live training + recordings; pre and post course materials to go through via the learning platform
Cost Standard fee AUD$695 (INC GST)
Code LC-23-3-101
Contact training@awschool.com.au
Tags /

Presenters

Tony Ladson

Moroka

Tony Ladson has 35 years' experience in hydrology and river management and has worked on projects throughout Australia and in the US, Taiwan and PNG. He has a PhD from the University of Melbourne and ... Read more

This course will introduce participants to the R statistical programming language.

Course Preview

Course Outline

Session 1: Getting started, loading data, drawing groups

  • Installing R and R Studio
  • Using R as a calculator
  • Finding and installing R packages
  • The tidyverse
  • Loading files
  • Drawing graphs

Session 2: Hydrologic packages and functions

  • Review
  • Getting help
  • R packages for hydrology
  • Using hydrologic functions
  • Writing a simple function – Nash-Sutcliffe Coefficient.

 

Session 3: Munging and analysing hydrologic data

  • Review
  • Loading flow data from the Bureau
  • Dates in R
  • Aggregating data
  • Extracting annual peaks
  • Flood frequency analysis including examples from Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR)
  • Next steps

Attendees will gain:

  • Hands-on Learning by engaging in practical exercises and case studies from the hydrology field;
  • Expert Insights and tips from Tony Ladson’s extensive experience;
  • Comprehensive Skillset development in data handling, visualization, model fitting, and more;
  • Real-World Applications applying R scripting directly to hydrological data sets.

Course outcomes:

  • Proficiency in running R through RStudio;
  • Creation of reusable scripts and efficient workflows;
  • Knowledge of diverse packages to extend R’s capabilities for hydrology;
  • A repository of scripts for common hydrological tasks.

Format

  • All sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3 – 5 pm (Sydney Time, 2 hours per session)
    Session 1: Tuesday 20th February, 2024
    Session 2: Tuesday 27th February, 2024
    Session 3: Tuesday 5th March, 2024
  • Session recordings available via the learning platform (LMS) if you are unable to attend live;
  • Unlimited course access for 30-days after the last live session;
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the LMS;
  • Exercises between the 3 sessions;
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters live and at anytime through the LMS;
  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (i.e. with Engineers Australia) for at least 12 hours for the entire course.

Prerequisites

  • No experience in R is required however a basic understanding of hydrological fundamentals and data processing is advantageous.

Requirements

A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform.

 

On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

 

Refund Policy

Frequently Asked Questions