R Intermediate

Date 14 - 15 February 2017
Speaker(s) Frédéric Schütz, Geoffrey Fucile, Diana Marek
ECTS 0.5
Fees *academic: 100 CHF   -   for-profit: 0 CHF
Cancellation deadline 6 Feb 2017
City Lausanne
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.


This 2-day intermediate course is targeted at life scientists or bioinformaticians who are already using the R statistical software in practice, and want to extend their knowledge.

Topics covered include, among others:

  • Objects and Data structures
  • Operations and Logical operations
  • Missing data
  • Data manipulation: Concatenation, Sorting, Data subsetting, Apply
  • Customisation of graphics
  • Conditional instructions, loops
  • Functions
  • KnitR/markdown

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • have a better understanding of the objects and data structures used in R
  • use and apply different functions for data manipulation
  • use the options for better R graphics output
  • make conditional statement and build loops


Knowledge / competencies:

  • Participants must be familiar with the R statistical analysis package prior to attending the course.
  • Participants who have followed the First Steps with R SIB course should have sufficient knowledge in R, provided that they have regularly practiced after the course and that they are comfortable using the software.

Technical: A WiFi-equipped laptop with latest R version installed.


The course is full. Other iterations will happen this year.

The registration fees for academics are 100 CHF. This includes course content material and coffee breaks. Participants from non-academic institutions should contact us before application.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 6 February 2017. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions, available at http://www.sib.swiss/training/terms-and-conditions

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.


University of Lausanne, Génopode building, classroom 2020 (Metro M1 line, Sorge station).

Additional information

Coordination: Diana Marek.

We will recommend 0.5 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the session).

You are welcome to register to the SIB courses mailing-list to be informed of all future courses and workshops, as well as all important deadlines using the form here.

For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.