Detailed information about the course

[ Back ]

Introduction to R


4-6 and 19-20 March 2024


Dr. Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva


Dr. Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva


The R environment for statistical computing and graphics has become an undisputed reference for data analyses in Biology and many other sciences. It combines unparalleled facilities to learn, design, explore, analyse, graph, tabulate, draft and report computational/statistical data analyses. Its simple and reliable yet powerful extensions' system (packages) makes R the environment where many new methods are developed. The RStudio interface provides an easy to use interface to this very complete system that runs almost equally in a large number of operating systems. Furthermore, R is free software.

The course includes some topics in statistics and presents some programming related features of R but it is not intended as a introductory or refresher statistics course or an introduction to programming.

Learning objectives: By the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

- be able to make basic exploratory data analyses
- write R expressions to perform everyday tasks in data analysis
- produce tables and graphics and make them available as files
- be capable of reading, understanding and writing basic R scripts
- use the help facilities available



More Information will follow


University of Geneva, 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

4 places available for CUSO MPS Students


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




Deadline for registration
short-url short URL

short-url URL onepage