R Workshops from the HS Library

August 9, 2023 by

Date: Aug 23, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

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Register for basic and advanced sessions on R, the popular programming language for statistical computing and graphics. Workshops are via Zoom, free, and welcome to all, whether you’re learning R for the first time or would like a refresher. Use the links below to register.

Introduction to R   Wed Aug 23 10 AM – 12 noon  Register

This workshop is directed towards participants who have little or no experience with statistical computing or programming. R is an open source language that can be used for a variety of computational purposes. This class will introduce R and RStudio in the context of its data analysis capabilities. Via interactive code-alongs, students will learn the basics of creating variables, using functions, accessing documentation, loading packages, importing data, and investigating a dataset.

Data Preparation in R   Thu Aug 24 10 AM – 12 noon  Register

Data analysis involves a large amount of preparing, cleaning, and “munging” data to facilitate downstream data analysis. This workshop is designed for those with a basic familiarity with R who want to learn modern tools and techniques for data manipulation. Upon completing this lesson, participants will be able to use the dplyr package in R to effectively manipulate and conditionally compute summary statistics over subsets of a “big” dataset containing many observations.

Data Visualization in R   Wed Aug 30 10 AM – 12 noon  Register

This workshop will cover fundamental concepts for creating effective data visualization using the popular R plotting package, ggplot2. We will review fundamental concepts for visually displaying quantitative information, such as using series of small multiples, avoiding “chart-junk,” and maximizing the data-ink ratio. We will cover the grammar of graphics in the ggplot2 package (geoms, aesthetics, stats, and faceting) to create beautiful plots layer-by-layer. Upon completing this lesson, learners will be able to use ggplot2 to explore high-dimensional datasets.

Data Wrangling in R   Thu Aug 31 10 AM – 12 noon   Register

One of the most difficult tasks when conducting data analysis is combining disparate datasets into a single usable dataset. This workshop will provide participants with data cleaning and joining skills using functions from tidyverse packages. Specifically, participants will be able to reorganize and reshape datasets, clean messy datasets, and correctly merge datasets together.

Check out the full workshop calendar from Health Sciences Library.

Questions? Email the Health Sciences Library Research & Data Services team.

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