Introduction to R

R is a programming language and software environment primarily focused on performing statistics, data analysis and visualisation. R is hugely popular with over 2 million users, with numbers increasing every year. It is freely available and has a wide range of possible applications. This course will provide an all-purpose introduction to the R programming language and may provide an accessible entry to computer programming in general.


This workshop is open to staff and students and is designed to give attendees a strong foundation from which they can continue to develop their skills. No previous experience of R or programming is required. Sessions are designed to give participants as much hands-on experience of using R as possible with example datasets to build their skills and confidence.

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to programming principles.
  • Data types and structures
  • How to read in and output data.
  • For loops.
  • Performing statistical tests.
  • Visualising data.

    If you have any questions about this course please contact Dr. Joana Viana.

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    Dates and Time: 13th, 20th and 27th of February 2019

    2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Instructors:  Joana Viana
    Location: Washington Singer Lab 220, Streatham Campus