Introduction to R (09-May-2017)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:00 to 17:00


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 and generate tables, figures and reports using R.

Recommended Participants

Researchers looking for analysis capabilities beyond those provided by Excel. No prior knowledge of R is required, but a familiarity with the command-line will be useful. The workshop is relevant for all disciplines, although examples and exercises will focus on biological datasets.


  • 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 and processing of data within R
  • The knitR package for writing reports

Learning Objectives: 

  • Upload and process data in R to generate plots, figures and tables
  • Install and use packages from the Bioconductor R repository
  • Create and run functions in R
  • Create reports interactively in R
  • Write your own R script for data processing
QBP, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Cost (non-QFAB members)
Cost (QFAB members)