From 2 January 2018 to 31 December 2018


Short description

This tutorial was developed with future R-users in mind who have no or very limited prior experience with programming. We aimed to provide a short and gentle introduction to the R-language. No experience with R, programming or statistics is required.

R is a freely available, flexible, open source software environment used by many researchers worldwide. R has been shown to be a powerful tool for data manipulation, modelling, computation and data visualization.

This R tutorial is free of charge - and comes with no warranty - but we welcome suggestions for improvement.

What you will learn

After this introduction, you will be able to use R for:

  • numerical calculations,
  • constructing and importing data files,
  • basic data manipulation, and
  • basic numerical and visual descriptive analyses.

Expected time investment

The tutorial takes approximately 4 hours.

The development team

Rutger van den Bor:
Marijn Hazelbag:
Maarten van Smeden:

Financial contribution by the management team of the Julius Center for Health Science and Primary Care (UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands) for the development of this tutorial is gratefully acknowledged.

Start date and time
2 January 2018
End date and time
31 December 2018
Entrance fee
Free of charge
More information
R-Tutorial website