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Introduction to R (2-day workshop)

This two day workshop introduces the programming language R.  R is an open-source, widely used, and increasingly popular tool for statistical and data analyses, text mining, geospatial analysis, modelling, and a growing number of other applications. No prior knowledge is required. Students will learn the skills needed to start analyzing their own data.

The topics covered include:

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

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


  • Participants need to bring a laptop with the latest versions of R and RStudio installed.


Upcoming Workshops

Title Location Dates
Introduction to R (2-day workshop) : 2019-01-26 to 2019-01-27 Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200 Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Introduction to R (2-day workshop) : 2019-02-12 to 2019-02-13 Burnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908) Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm