R is widely used and extremely powerful statistical software. This course assumes that you have never used R before. You will learn how to obtain and install R, which is open-source software, and RStudio, which is a versatile, user-friendly interface for using R. It is very useful to do this course before our introductory statistics course, Introductory Statistics for Researchers.
This one-day introduction to R will cover some basic features of R and lay the groundwork for you to improve your R skills independently. The course is self-paced and focused on developing practical skills.
This course will cover topics including:
Basics of interacting with R – calculations, saving variables so you can reuse them, data types and structures, organising R code in scripts
Tidyverse – a basic introduction to tidy R code
Data – reading in and organising data (from spreadsheets) with dplyr
Plotting – make beautiful figures with ggplot
Course Requirement: You will need a computer with access to the course
Session 1: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 August
Session 2: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 August
Duration: 9.30am-1.00pm each day
You will receive a certificate of completion for the course.