Logistics

Date: 

August 27-28, 2016

Location:   

McCall Field Campus, McCall, Idaho

Lodging:  

Lodging is provided at the Field Campus in McCall for $30 per night. Important: Please bring a check to pay for your room at the end of the course.

Plan on sharing a bunkhouse with 2-3 other people of the same gender. Please bring your own bedding and linens as we only provide a bottom sheet. For your comfort and safety, it is recommended you have a reliable flashlight with you at night. MOSS is a simple, rustic facility; guests should be prepared to take care of their level of comfort.

If you do not want to stay at the field campus, please let the instructor know before August 20th.

Driving directions:

From Boise and points south, travel on State Highway 55 into downtown McCall. Several blocks before reaching Payette Lake, take a right hand turn on Park Street. Park Street merges and turns into Thompson St. Follow Park/Thompson for 1/2 mile to stop sign. Take a left hand turn onto Davis Street. Follow Davis Street for 1.6 mile (through the Lick Creek Rd. intersection and the Ponderosa State Park kiosk) to the driveway into the McCall Field Campus (there is a sign on the left hand side of the road). Take a left into the McCall Campus driveway in front of the sign.

From points north, travel on State Highway 55 into downtown McCall. Highway 55 becomes Lake Street. At the intersection of Lake and 3rd Streets (both are technically still Highway 55), turn right onto 3rd. Travel south on 3rd for two blocks and take a left turn onto Park Street. Park Street merges and turns into Thompson St. Follow Park/Thompson for 1/2 mile to stop sign. Take a left hand turn onto Davis Street. Follow Davis Street for 1.6 mile (through the Lick Creek Rd. intersection and the Ponderosa State Park kiosk) to the driveway into the McCall Field Campus (there is a sign on the left hand side of the road). Take a left into the McCall Campus driveway in front of the sign.

Registration:

Please register for NRS 503. The registration information you need can be found here.

Computers and software:

Please bring your own laptop computer with R installed. You can download R for free here.

Readings and other course material:

All readings and other course material will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of class.

Course agenda:

Saturday, August 27

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.              R basics (e.g. Data input/output, data types, R help)

12 – 1 p.m.                     Lunch break

1 – 5 p.m.                       Programming (e.g. Looping, creating functions)

Sunday, August 28

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.              Graphics (Create publication quality graphics)

12 – 1 p.m.                       Lunch break

1 – 5 p.m.                         Statistics (e.g. descriptive statistics, regression and                                                    correlation, multiple regression, ANOVA)

Questions:

Please contact Jan Eitel (jeitel@uidaho.edu).