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Base R vs the tidyverse

The tidyverse is a set of packages which have become extremely popular and revolutionized R in recent years. Instead of adding functionality, as packages often do, they provide an alternative grammar to most of the Base R functions in an easier, more predictable, and more consistent fashion. In this workshop, the facilitator will present:

  • an overview of the tidyverse,
  • show you where to find extremely valuable open source resources to learn R with the tidyverse,
  • point to some of the key differences between Base R and the tidyverse,
  • introduce tibbles and explain their differences with classic data frames,
  • introduce the pipe.

Target audience:
This workshop is open to current SFU students, staff, and faculty with basic knowledge of R.

Participants need to bring a laptop with the latest R release and the latest CRAN version of the package "tidyverse". Download R from and install the tidyverse package by running install.packages("tidyverse") in R.

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