Data Sgp is a statistical software package that is designed to be as easy to use as possible. It is built for the R software environment and is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux. Running analyses using the SGP is intended to be a two step process: installing the required software/hardware, and loading the data. The bulk of the time spent on an analysis is in preparation of data, and SGP tries to minimize the amount of time needed for that task.
The SGP package includes exemplar WIDE and LONG format data sets (sgpData_WIDE and sgpData_LONG, respectively) to help users set up their data sets correctly. Each case/row in a WIDE format data set represents a unique student, while the columns in the dataset represent variables associated with that student at different times. LONG format data, on the other hand, is time dependent and spreads over multiple rows in the data set.
In addition to the exemplary data sets, the SGP package also includes a vignette that describes how to use the SGP package to run an analysis of a student’s progress over time. The vignette is designed to be a useful resource for those who are new to the SGP package.
The vignette provides an example of how to create a data set and perform basic operations on it, such as sorting, filtering, and resizing. It also shows how to add a plot to the data set and display the results. The vignette also discusses the importance of checking your data for anomalies and outliers before proceeding with an analysis.
It is also important to note that the vignette only scratches the surface of what can be accomplished with the SGP package. For a comprehensive tutorial, it is recommended that you visit the SGP documentation website.
SGP is a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of applications. It can be used to analyze the progress of a student over time, and it can be used to identify patterns in student performance that might indicate that the student is struggling or succeeding. SGP can also be used to compare students across groups, such as gender or ethnicity.
In order to use the SGP package, you will need a computer with the R software installed. R is free and is available for many operating systems, including Windows, OSX, and Linux. If you are not familiar with R, it is recommended that you spend some time getting familiar with the software before beginning your analysis. The SGP documentation contains several resources that can help you get started with R. In addition, the GitHub site for the SGP package has a number of helpful articles and tutorials. SGP is an open source project, and the community is constantly improving it. You can join in on the conversation by contributing to the SGP wiki or creating an issue on GitHub. The more people who contribute to the SGP project, the better it will become!