Intermediate R

Date 9 - 11 December 2019
Speaker(s) Geoffrey Fucile, Frédéric Schütz
ECTS 0.75
Fees *academic: 180 CHF   -   for-profit: 900 CHF
Cancellation deadline 25 Nov 2019
City Basel
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.

Overview

This 3-day intermediate course will move beyond simple scripts/recipes towards a more systematic understanding of R and its data structures. Topics include, among others:

  • Reproducible research with KnitR/markdown
  • Objects and data structures
  • Control flow and operations (if/else, for loops, etc)
  • Functions
  • Handling missing data
  • Data manipulation: concatenation, sorting, data subsetting, apply
  • Customisation of graphics

Audience

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

Learning objectives

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

  • develop clear, reproducible, and efficient scripts
  • have a better understanding of the objects and data structures used in R
  • make conditional statements and build loops
  • use and apply different functions for data manipulation
  • create better R graphics output

Prerequisites

Knowledge / competencies

Participants must be familiar with the R statistical analysis package prior to attending the course. Those 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. Participants will be asked to complete a short quiz in advance of the course to assess the suitability of their knowledge/experience.

Technical

A WiFi-equipped laptop with latest R and RStudio installed.

Application

The registration fees for academics are 180 CHF and 900 CHF for profit companies. This includes course content material and coffee breaks.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 25/11/2019. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

University of Basel, Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 103

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Further details will be provided to the participants in due time.

Additional information

Coordination: SIB Training Group

We will recommend 0.75 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).

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