Introductory Programming in R

Mon, May 6, 2024 9:00am - Tue, May 7, 2024 1:00pm

Status: Completed

Introductory workshop in R using software carpentry materials.

Join ACENET in our Introductory Programming with R workshop. Over two days, we will explore data analysis and visualization with R, based on the Software Carpentry Lessons.

This is an in-person workshop held at St. Francis Xavier University. There is not an online option to attend this workshop.

No previous experience with digital tools or programming is required for this workshop. The principles, techniques, and examples covered in the workshop are applicable to a wide variety of research areas including sciences, arts, and business.

We will start with basic R syntax and the R Studio notebook interface. Then, we’ll teach you how to import CSV files, the structure of data frames, how to deal with factors, how to add/remove rows and columns, how to create functions with R, loops with R, how to calculate summary statistics from a data frame, and a brief introduction to plotting. The last lesson demonstrates how to run R programs using command-line interfaces, which will be useful in the domain of high-performance computing.

Be sure to come prepared and have the appropriate software and data files downloaded. You will need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages. Instructions will be sent out prior to this event.

This workshop will take place on:

Monday, May 6th, 9:00 - 1:00pm (Atlantic)

Tuesday, May 7th, 9:00 - 1:00pm (Atlantic)

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).

No previous coding experience necessary.

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Mulroney Hall, St. Francis Xavier University, Room number: MULH 4024
2332 Notre Dame Avenue
Antigonish, NS B2G 1Z3