Introduction to R

This hands-on workshop will introduce the fundamentals of the R software environment, a powerful, popular and free statistical and graphical programming language. Participants will learn about the structure of the R language, how to add functionality through packages, and how to process data, generate tables and figures using R.

Learning Objectives

  • Upload and process data in R to generate plots, figures and tables
  • Create and run functions in R
  • Create reports interactively in R
  • Write your own R script for data processing
  • Learn the process to install and load external R packages


  • The Rstudio integrated development environment
  • The format of the R language - variables, data structures and functions
  • R language and how to read and understand their documentation
  • The import, export and processing of data within R
  • Basic plotting using native R plots

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