Introduction to R

Introduction to R22.04.2024 16:00 - 18:00 (Mon)onlineDr. John Pinney
Introduction to R23.04.2024 16:00 - 18:00 (Tue)onlineDr. John Pinney
Introduction to R24.04.2024 16:00 - 18:00 (Wed)onlineDr. John Pinney
R as a programming language, RStudio, data structures, importing data, plotting charts
Course Description: 

This course provides an introduction to R as a programming language.  We will not look at data handling or statistical tests in detail, as these are beyond the scope of this introductory course.

The course will include a lot of hands-on practice using the RStudio environment.


Basic calculations

  • Data structures (vectors, matrices and data frames)
  • Control structures (if, while and for)
  • Functions
  • Importing data
  • Plotting charts

Course aims: 
  • Use RStudio to work with R notebooks.
  • Apply fundamental components of the R language including variables, loops, conditionals, functions and data structures.
  • Import data from a file to make simple plots.
  • Create programs designed to solve simple problems
Teaching methods: 

Microsoft Teams with live teaching and hands-on practice.

This course fits doctoral candidates in the following phase: 

At the beginning of the doctorate | during the doctorate | at the end of the doctorate

Participation requirements: 

No prior programming experience is required.

Technical requirements: 

Laptop/tablet with stable internet connection, microphone, webcam and Microsoft Teams.

Course preparation: 

Please ensure that you have up-to-date versions of both R and RStudio installed and working before the course:

R and RStudio can also be installed via the Anaconda data science platform:

Additional information: 

This course is offered in cooperation with Imperial College LondonPlease book your place through DocGS and not through the Imperial College London website.

Fachübergreifende Veranstaltung
Event type: 
Graduate School Geschäftsstelle
Responsibility for event: 
Geteilte Verantwortung
Role of graduate center: 
Imperial College London
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Financial contribution: 
20 Euro
Dr. John Pinney

Dr. John Pinney is Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Theoretical Systems Biology group at Imperial College London. More info here.