Geneseo Math Research Weekend
Research Problem: Numerous nations across the globe are experiencing a decrease in their population sizes. You have been employed by one of the countries to simulate scenarios aimed at increasing the population to a level 10% higher than the present figures, and to produce a comprehensive report outlining potential strategies for population recovery. When developing models and preparing reports, it is essential to take into account many factors, such as ranges, potential errors, stochastic elements, and unpredictable events. Furthermore, worst-case demographic distributions, such as the proportion of young to old people, should be included in these scenarios.
Possible countries to model: Bulgaria, Greece, Japan, Poland, and Portugal.
Starting Point: The Census Bureau International Database
Slides from Friday Talk: Mathematics in the Age of Computation
- Download R here: https://www.r-project.org/ Click download R and choose a location to download it from (CRAN-Comprehensive R Archive Network). Anywhere close is fine. Then follow the links based on you computer. Install the most recent version. You don’t need to install RStudio although some students like it.
- Steps to install R on mac or pc https://math.oxford.emory.edu/site/math117/installRStudio/
- More details for installing on a mac including XQuartz: Link
- Older video for installing on a mac:
- YouTube video for how to do this on a mac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2qFyiJneg
- What is R used for in the read world? Find out.