CANCELLED 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.

This course is cancelled. Please check later if another session is proposed.


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


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


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.


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

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