Introductory R for Ecologists

The Introductory R for Ecologists workshop series is presented jointly by ACENET and the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN). Over multiple days, it explores data analysis and visualization with R, based on the Data Carpentry Lessons. Each session builds on the last.

The series begins with basic R syntax and the R Studio notebook interface. It then moves to importing CSV files, the structure of data frames, how to deal with factors, how to add/remove rows and columns, how to calculate summary statistics from a data frame, and a brief introduction to plotting. Finally, it demonstrates how to work with databases directly from R.

No previous coding experience is necessary.