R is a comprehensive programming language which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques. To top it off, it’s free open-source software! The down side is that R has a steep learning curve. This workshop is designed to provide the basics for those getting started with R to help ease the burden of this learning curve. In this workshop you will become familiar with running the R interface, getting help and installing libraries. We will also cover some of the essentials of the R language as well as the basics of data input, data management, statists and graphics. In the process, we hope to demonstrate the flexibility of the program and get you thinking of how this program can be applied to your own work. If you are not sure how it can help with your research, please come along we introduce you to some of the possibilities.
Feel free to bring your own laptop. R will also be available on the lab computers.
Facilitators: Alejandro Buren & Paul Regular
Date/Time: Thursday, September 29, 1-3pm.