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Advanced Programming with R


2 Days, Autumn 2024, TBD


Corinne Dentan, CUSO StarOmics Coordinator, University of Lausanne
Debora Zoia, CUSO MPS Coordinator, University of Lausanne
Catherine Suarez, Dr., CUSO Ecology and Evolution Coordinator, University of Geneva
Emilie Genty, Dr., Doctoral School in Life Sciences (DSLS), University of Neuchâtel


Frédéric Schütz, Dr., UNIL & SIB


The activity will cover the following topics among others:

- Objects and Data structures;
- Operations and Logical operations;
- Missing data;
- Data manipulation: Concatenation, Sorting, Data subsetting, Apply;
- Conditional instructions, loops
- Functions;
- KnitR/markdown;
* Vectorization of R code (i.e. how to avoid loops for efficient computing time) and how to estimate computing time of R code;
* Complex functions;
* Debugging (use R in debug mode), enhancing and adapting own and foreign (from packages) code;
* Typical traps and tipps on good coding practice;
* R coding standards (i.e. how to write good, readable and reusable code);
*Running R from bash scripts (e.g. on servers or clusters).


More Information will follow


University of Lausanne, Room TBA


This course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO Doctoral Programs in Ecology & Evolution, Microbial Sciences and StarOmics and the Doctoral School in Life Sciences of Neuchâtel (DSLS)


Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students:
Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity 

Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO. 
See HERE for the procedure.


For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia



Registration is CLOSE

Deadline for registration: TBA

3 places available for CUSO MPS Students


* For cancellations after the deadline fo registration or no-show: 50 CHF administrative fee




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