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

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.
28
Oct
28 October 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Do you want to enhance your R skills, meet other R programmers or ask questions related to R? Take your laptop with you and come to the R Cafe!
30
Oct
30 October 2019 09:00 - 13:30
Utrecht University has the ambition to be a pioneer in Open Science in Europe. How do you organize open and fair data storage, registration and access?
8
Nov
8 November 2019 11:45 - 18:00
Join us on Data Science Day!
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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