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Introduction to R Part 1: Getting started with R and RStudio

Introduction to R Part 1: Getting started with R and RStudio Online

This 2-part introductory workshop aims to teach basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data in R so that you can get more done in less time, and apply concepts of reproducibility to your research. This is an introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience. Part 1 of the workshop covers basic information about R syntax and the RStudio interface, including installing packages and working with vectors. Part 2 will cover importing CSV files, working with dataframes, how to deal with factors, how to add/remove rows and columns using the popular dplyr package, and how to calculate summary statistics from a data frame. Taking Part 1 and Part 2 is encouraged, but optional.

Learners should bring a laptop and should already have installed R and RStudio on their computer. Installation and set-up instructions, as well as a detailed curriculum for the workshop can be found here.

Part 1 Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the different panes in the RStudio environment and how they are used when coding in R.
  • Run lines of R code from a script file to the console.
  • Create and store new objects in R.
  • Find help information for functions.
  • Use functions in R with appropriate syntax and arguments.
  • Define, create and manipulate vectors in R.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
9:00am - 10:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual Workshop
  Information & Data Literacy CC     Open Science     Working With Data  
This is a virtual event. A URL to participate will be sent via a reminder email 24 hours before the event.
Registration has closed.

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If you require accessibility accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


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