R course - The Basics
This seminar addresses everybody who is interested in learning R from scratch.
This workshop is also intended as a preparation for the advanced modules and courses in applied statistics and data analysis as well as data visualisation, which require some scripting skills.
There will be
- a little theory
- focus on technical aspects (not on interpretation)
- time for questions and answers
- hands-on training based on the requests you write in the comment field of the registration form. Feel free to approach us with your data
2. Organizational issues
Instructors: Guido Kraemer
Date: April 3-7, 2017
Time: 9.00 am - noon
Place: Seminar room B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
Slides: Material (zip file)
3. Content of the course
|Monday, April 3||Intro|
|Tuesday, April 4||Programming|
|Wednesday, April 5||Graphics|
|Thursday, April 6||Data Analysis|
|Friday, April 7||Free Practice|
4. What you need to prepare
Bring a laptop and make sure that a recent version of R and R Studio is running on it.
You can download the most recent version here: http://www.r-project.org/
RStudio is a new open-source integrated development environment that runs on all platforms. It nicely combines console, script editor, working directory, plots etc. into a an uncluttered layout that you can easily navigate. You need to have R installed before you can use RStudio as a development environment.
Please also make sure that you can access the internet via WLAN (BGC-users, if you have a BGC-account; BGC-guests, if you don't have an account)