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Managing Big Data with R and Hadoop

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe via FutureLearn

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Understand how to use R and Hadoop to manage big data

This course will give you access to a virtual environment with installations of Hadoop, R and Rstudio to get hands-on experience with big data management. Several unique examples from statistical learning and related R code for map-reduce operations will be available for testing and learning.

Those with basic knowledge in statistical learning and R will better understand the methods behind and how to run them in parallel using map-reduce functions and Hadoop data storage. At the end of the course you will get access to RHadoop on a supercomputer at University of Ljubljana.

This course is for people interested in data science, computational statistics and machine learning and have basic experiences with them. It will be also useful for advanced undergraduate students and first year PhD students in data analysis, statistics or bioinformatics, who wish to understand how to manage big data with Hadoop using R programming language.

We expect that the learners will also have basic experiences with linux, bash and R and are capable to download and run virtual machine.

All software needed to actively participate the course is provided within the virtual machine that the followers are supposed to download and run on the local machine. No extra software is needed.

You will need a modest local machine with 15GB free disk space and 2GB free RAM. You can get access to big data RStudio on a real HPC cluster after completing two weeks of exercises.

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