Detailed information about the course

[ Back ]
Title

Advanced programming with R

Dates

15-16 November 2021

Organizer(s)

Catherine Suarez, Dr., CUSO coordinator E&E
Corinne Dentan, Dr., CUSO coordinator StarOmics
Debora Zoia, CUSO coordinator MPS

Speakers

Frédéric Schütz, Dr., University of Lausanne & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

Description

This workshop will cover the following advanced topics on R:

* 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 practics
* R coding standards (i.e. how to write good, readable and reusable code)
* Running R from bash scripts (e.g. on servers or clusters)

Program

Schedule:

9h-10h30
Break
10h45-12h15

Lunch

13h30 - 15h
Break
15h15 - 16h45

Location

University of Lausanne, Amphimax 414

Information

The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO doctoral programs in Ecology and Evolution (CUSO E&E) and StarOmics (CUSO StarOmics).

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION concerning COVID safety measures: participants must provide a certificate of vaccination or a negative test to participate to the course.

Expenses

Reimbursements:
Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students:
- Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.
-
NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.

 

NEW from 2021: 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

Deadline for Registration: 1 November 2021

2 places available for MPS students

Please register through the CUSO StarOmics webpage.

Places

20

Deadline for registration
Joint activity joint
short-url short URL

short-url URL onepage