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Introduction to R workshop

R is a well documented, user-friendly statistical programming language that gained popularity alongside Python in the data science community. It offers capabilities of data handling, data storage, operators for calculations all sorts of data structures, many tools for data analysis and machine learning, graphical facilities, automatic reporting and many more. The R community offers all sorts of well documented packages to download for free which extend R’s functionality.

In this workshop you will learn the basics of the statistical programming language R and how to use the tidyverse for basic data wrangling

After completion of the workshop, you will be able to:


Before attending the workshop please download and install both R and RStudio on your computer. Follow the guide on this website. Due to the richness R offers this workshop cannot cover all topics, it gives a mere introduction. To become sufficiently proficient it is advised to start by (1) redoing / rewriting your existing analyses in R and (2) keep trying and search online for solutions.

  • ECTS

    Please note that this is a half day course, therefore the workload is 4 hours. You can’t put this as an individual activity in Hora Finita because there you can only list activities of 0.5 EC or higher. However, if you also complete other small courses, you can bundle them together into a single entry (i.e. ‘Introduction to R and Data Visualization with R’) and if they round up to at least 0.5 EC, you can enter them in Hora Finita as a single entry.

  • Programme is for

    PhDs and EngDs

  • Location

    RA 2502

  • Trainer

    Dr. Johannes Steinrücke  

dr. J. Steinrücke (Johannes)
Assistant Professor
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Introduction to R workshop
September 2024
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