Stats Central - Online Short Course: Intro to R, Aug 11-12 & 19-20


Course Overview

R is widely used and extremely powerful statistical software. This course assumes that you have never used R before. You will learn how to obtain and install R, which is open-source software, and RStudio, which is a versatile, user-friendly interface for using R. It is very useful to do this course before our introductory statistics course, Introductory Statistics for Researchers.

This one-day introduction to R will cover some basic features of R and lay the groundwork for you to improve your R skills independently. The course is self-paced and focused on developing practical skills.

Course Outline

This course will cover topics including:

  • Basics of interacting with R – calculations, saving variables so you can reuse them, data types and structures, organising R code in scripts
  • Tidyverse – a basic introduction to tidy R code
  • Data – reading in and organising data (from spreadsheets) with dplyr
  • Plotting – make beautiful figures with ggplot

Course Requirement: You will need a computer with course access (to install R before attending the course)


**Due to a high demand of the course, we are running two separated sessions with a limited capacity.**

Session 1: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 August

Session 2: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 August

Duration: 9.30am-1.00pm each day

Location: Online (access to be advised)

You will receive a certificate of completion for the course.