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Introduction to programming in R 2024Introduction to programming in R 2024

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Introduction to programming in R 2024

Bioinformatics room (CRG Training centre)

This course aims to provide basic notions of R programming to people that have NEVER worked with R and that want to learn how to use it for data analysis and visualization.  
The Introduction to R course starts from the very basics of R language, all the way through learning how to create scripts, read and write files, manipulate different data structures and plot the results, which will allow you to learn how to do some basic analysis and visualization of your own data by the end of the course.
In this course we will combine explanations and examples with lots of hands-on that will allow you to get familiar with basic programming concepts and explore the different possibilities that R offers.

Topics that are going to be addressed:

  • A basic introduction perfect for people that have never programmed before. 
  • Learn the basis for how to import, manipulate and plot your data. 

What NOT to expect:  

  • To earn about biostatistics tools 
  • To earn about data cleaning or preprocessing 
  • ggplot or any advanced package (there is another course to learn this) 

Session 1: March 12th 2024 

  • Introduction to R and RStudio 
  • Paths and directories 
  • R basics 
  • Functions in R 
  • R scripts 
  • Introduction to data types and structures 

Session 2: March 14th 2024 

  • More on data types and structures 
  • Data frame manipulation 

Session 3: March 19th 2024 

  • Recap of what we learned so far 
  • Input / output 
  • Library and packages 
  • Introduction to plots 

Session 4: March 21st 2024 

  • More on plotting 
  • Big hands-on to put all things together       

Instructors: Sonia Cruciani, Leone Albinati and Julia


Dates: 12th-14th-19th-21st of March 2024 (14:30-17:30) 

Location: Bioinformatics room (CRG Training Centre) - Presential

Maximum number of participants: 18

Level: Beginners

Registration deadline: 3rd March 2024

Registration HERE

For any information, please send an email to CRG Training and Academic office (TAO):