Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 3008

This workshop is in the past and registrations are unavailable.

Registration dates
closed Friday, September 24, 2021 - 6:00am

If you register and then realize you cannot attend, you must cancel by Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 11:59pm to avoid a $25 non-attendance fee applied to your library account in accordance with SFU Library's Cancellation Policy.

All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

  About the 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.

Note: This is an in-person 2-day workshop.


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



Casey Engstrom
Ric Hohn
Burnaby Library, Room 3008

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