15 February 2019 from 09:00 to 17:30

Introduction to R & Data

This workshop is full! If you want to be waitlisted, send an e-mail to s.a.dekker@uu.nl. Our next workshop will be on the 21st of March. 

R is a powerful scripting language for data handling, data visualization, and statistics. In this workshop, we aim to give you the tools to start exploring R and all it has to offer by yourself.

The course will take you from the very basics in R syntax, to data handling and visualization using a set of tools known as the ‘tidyverse’. Not only that, we will take some time to understand datasets and their architecture, preparing you to handle your own data in a clean, robust, and reproducible manner. We will work in RStudio and introduce R as well as R Markdown: this is a great way to combine code and its output with text, allowing you to code in a narrative and intuitive way. Moreover, this way you produce a human-readable document with which you can easily share and showcase your work.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • read and write lines of R code (even if you do not understand all functions, you know how to look them up);
  • understand what ‘tidy’ data is, how to generate it, and work with it;
  • open, read, manipulate, save, and visualize a dataset, using tidyverse tools;
  • use RStudio, and use it to write an R script and an R markdown document.

We aim to have this workshop as accessible as possible. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any special requirements.

Start date and time
15 February 2019 09:00
End date and time
15 February 2019 17:30