Introduction to R & Data

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.

More information

For information on the planning, location and registration of the Introduction to R & Data, take a look at the upcoming workshops below. Registration will open two months before the workshop date. If you have any questions, please contact Jacques Flores, consultant at RDM Support.

Upcoming workshops

23
Sep
23 September 2019 10:00 - 12:00
The workshop gives an insight into all aspects of research data management: data collection, documentation, storage, security, selection and more.
26
Sep
26 September 2019 09:00 - 17:00
This workshop is full! We aim to give you the tools to start exploring R and all it has to offer.
17
Oct
17 October 2019 10:00 - 12:00
This workshop will introduce you to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it applies to research data.
25
Oct
25 October 2019 09:00 - 17:00
R is a powerful scripting language for data handling, visualization, and more. We aim to give you the tools to start exploring R and all it has to offer.
18
Nov
18 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00
The workshop gives an insight into all aspects of research data management: data collection, documentation, storage, security, selection and more.

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