R Crash Course

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Introduction

Learn the fundamentals of R the open source statistical computing and graphics environment and language.

R provides researchers and students with a wide variety of extensible data processing, statistical and graphical libraries.

This crash course is organized to be given as a series of seminars over the period of 4 days. Each day will include a practice session to practice some of the R commands.

Please use the accompanied datasets in order to be able to perform the associated exercises correctly.

Course Materials

Day 1

The following topics will be covered in this day:

  • Introduction to R
  • Introduction RStudio
  • Simple Data Import / Export Functionalities
  • Simple Statistical Operations Using R
  • Using R Help

- Slides

- Simple R Script

- Practice Session

Day 2

The following topics will be covered in this day:

  • Introduction to R Programming
  • R Data Types
  • Control and Loop Structures
  • R Functions
  • Scoping

- Slides

- Practice Session

Day 3

The following topics will be covered in this day:

  • Creating Simple Graphs Using R
  • Customizing Graphs

- Slides

- Practice Session

Day 4

The following topics will be covered in this day:

  • Introduction to ggplot2 plotting package

- Slides

- Practice Session

- Extra Practices

Datasets