I can think of worse places to get down and dirty with R than Kananaskis, Alberta.

Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Networks Annual General Meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta. May 03, 3:25-5:30.

This 2-hour workshop will focus on how and why we do numerical simulation in R. Time permitting, we will also look at how to build and fit likelihood based statistical models.

We ask that you bring your laptop with both R and R-Studio installed. If you’ve never worked with R before, please have a look at the getting started with R document. You canalso check out the slides from our more introductory workshops.

**Outline**

*Section 1: Introduction to Simulation* (script)

- What is (numerical) simulation?
- Drawing random samples from a set
- Drawing random samples from a probability distribution
- Describing models in terms of their deterministic and stochastic parts
- Simulating data from a model

*Section 2: Likelihood Methods*(script)

- The Likelihood Principle
- The Ecologist’s Quarter
- Maximum…

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