Statistical Programming training

Getting Started with R
F106 - 1 day

This workshop will introduce the open source R software for statistical computing and equip you to use R for basic data handling and statistical analysis. In the first part of the workshop, you will learn how to get data into R, how to manipulate that data in R and how to explore it using numerical, tabular and graphical summaries. In the second part, you will discover how to analyse data in R using linear regression and analysis of variance. You will also be equipped with ways to find help on R, so that following the workshop you will be able to build on the fundamentals you have learnt to expand your knowledge of R.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to R and RStudio (an open source front-end to R)
  • Data import and export, data handling
  • Basic data summaries, tables and graphics
  • Linear regression
  • Analysis of variance
  • Learning more

Software Tools Used

We regularly run this course using the following software packages, but please just contact us if you'd like to discuss using your current in-house tool instead:

Who should attend?

  • Statisticians, data analysts or other professionals who would like to use R for statistical analysis.

Recommended Preparation

Knowledge of basic statistics, such as taught in F101 Basic Stats for Scientists. The workshop assumes no previous experience of R.

Please also see the following workshops:

There are no public workshops currently scheduled for this course - please contact us to learn when we'll next be running it.