March 5, 2021
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Nucleus organizes a session on R and Tableau

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On February 17, 2020 Nucleus, the Analytics Society of SSCBS organized a session on Tableau and R. The nearly 7-hour session was presided by Mr Varunn Kaushik, an engineer from Delhi Technological University with nearly a decade’s experience in data science, working in domains such as Banking, Insurance, Marketing and even Retail. A one of a kind workshop offered by a management college, it focused on the niche of ‘analytics for managerial roles’. This becomes important when we consider the large share of placement profiles offered which require analysis in one form or another. 

Top management consulting recruiters require employees to work exclusively with Tableau, whereas Alteryx and Power Bi are tools which score you brownie points in interviews. Even as scholars writing research papers, learning R always offers a competitive advantage as unlike Eviews and SPSS, it isn’t a part of our syllabus. 

The workshop included interesting case illustrations, courtesy of the creativity of Mr Kaushik. After a session of teaching basics and moving to advance treatments in R and Tableau, the attendees ran a regression to predict the number of survivors in the original RMS Titanic. 

Although Nucleus is trying to organize more such sessions, one can always enrol themselves in online classes for analytics, but we doubt if they’ll be as interactive and most importantly, free of cost. For those who missed it, especially first-year students and those looking forward to writing research papers, this session will be organised again next year, to introduce students to the vast world of data analytics.

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