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Introduction to R (2-day workshop)

This 2-day workshop is designed for people interested in the statistical computing program R.  No prior knowledge of R is required. Students will learn the basic skills needed to start analyzing their own data.

Specific topics covered include:

  • R environment (directories, workspace, scripts, and packages),
  • simple commands to get you started,
  • data structures (vector, matrix, data frames, lists),
  • and the beginnings of simple data analysis (built-in statistical packages, plotting, etc.).

As time permits, an introduction to loops and functions may also be covered.


  • Participants will need to bring their own laptop preloaded with the latest version of R and RStudio.

Upcoming Workshops

Title Location Dates
Introduction to R (2-day workshop) : 2018-03-10 to 2018-03-11 Burnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908) Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 5:00pm