An introduction to R
19 - 22 June 2007, Lausanne
The open source software R (http://www.r-project.org) has revolutionized the statistical data analysis for most bioscience disciplines. The required time to learn the R software is well invested, since the R environment covers an unmatched spectrum of statistical tools including an efficient programming language for automating time-consuming analysis routines. Due to its popularity, R is continuously updated and extended with the latest analysis tools that are available in the different research fields. The R environment is completely free and runs on all common operating systems. This course provides an elementary-level introduction into the R environment covering the following topics:
(1) Command syntax, basic functions,
(2) Data import/export and data types,
(3) Using R for data mining and statistical analysis,
(4) Introduction to programming in S,
(5) Graphical display,
(6) Usage of R packages and libraries.
The attendees will practice their newly learned skills using exercises on the computer. Participants could also bring their own data sets for a first exploratory round.
Number of participants: maximum 30
Location: Lausanne, Biophore building
Schedule: 9 to 12 and 13.30 to 17.30
Deadline: April 30th