**October 17-20, 2011, LAUSANNE**

### Organizer / Faculty

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne

*This is a joint course between the Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution and the Doctoral Program in Population Genomics.*

### Summary

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.

General information

Date: October 17-20, 2011

Time: 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00

Location: University of Lausanne, Amphipole building, POL/204.2

Number of participants: max. 25

*Although the course will take place in a computer room, it is preferrable to bring your own laptop. Participants will receive additional information about the software that needs to be installed upfront by email.*

### Registration

*CLOSED*

### Contact

Ute Friedrich

Coordinator

Doctoral Program Population Genomics

Biophore building

University of Lausanne

Tel: +41 (0)21 692 4207

Fax: +41 (0)21 692 4165

E-mail: ute.friedrich[@]unil.ch