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Researcher Development : Introduction to R



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

R is a programming language and software environment primarily focused on performing statistics, data analysis and visualisation.

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 all Postgraduate Researchers 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 data-sets to build their skills and confidence.

This workshop will cover data types and structures, how to load and output data, for loops, statistical tests and plotting.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand the basics of using R.

- Learn how to manipulate data within R.

- Learn how to perform basic data analysis procedures.

- Learn how to create plots within R.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Research Staff.


This session is delivered by Eilis Hannon, Senior Research Fellow in Bioinformatics.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

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