Introduction to R for Hydrology
A 1-day workshop by moroka Pty Ltd
About The Workshop
R has excellent graphing capabilities and provides powerful tools for data analysis. It is also open source and free (download at r-project.org). This workshop will introduce R to those with little or no experience.
The focus of the workshop is on the use of R for hydrologic analysis and presentation of results. The workshop is 100% hands on. You will get started straight away, cover the basics and then work through harder examples. If you have data that requires analysis, bring it along as there will be opportunities to try out your new skills in a supported environment.
The workshop will cover:
- Downloading and setting up R
- Getting started with R
- Introduction to packages that can extend the R language and provide capabilities useful for hydrologic analysis
- Loading data into R
- Graphing data with the ggplot package
- Examples of a range of graphical outputs for hydrology
- Model fitting and diagnostics
Participants will be equipped with:
- The ability to run R through R studio, develop reusable scripts and safe and effective workflows
- Awareness of the large range of packages that can be downloaded and used to enhance the functionality of base R
- A range of scripts useful for common tasks in hydrology
To see examples where R has been used for hydrologic analysis and reporting, visit:tonyladson.wordpress.com/category/r/
The workshops are presented by:
Dr. Anthony (Tony) Ladson
Tony has 30 years’ experience in hydrology and water 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 a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota. As well as being a Director of Moroka Pty Ltd, he is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Victoria University, an honorary fellow in the Waterway Ecosystem Research Group at the University of Melbourne and a teaching fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University.
Tony has worked extensively on flood hydrology including development of a flood prediction system for the Gippsland Lakes, assessment of flood severity, design and delivery of flood recovery works and hydrologic modelling including estimation of model parameters, areal reduction factors, losses, temporal patterns of rainfall and design flood hydrographs. He has also worked in flood response, providing advice during flood events. Tony has developed, organised and delivered training courses on flood management to professionals and taught a post-graduate flood hydrology unit at Monash University. Tony has more than 100 refereed publications, has completed a book on Australian Hydrology for Oxford University Press, and is a contributor to the revised edition of Australian Rainfall and Runoff (Book 4 Chapter 2). In 2005 he received the GN Alexander Medal from Engineers Australia.
For more information on the workshop contact:
Kustom Engineering on m: 0412 327 568 e: firstname.lastname@example.org