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Advanced Statistics and Programming with R


20-23 May 2019


Marta Bellone, CUSO coordinator EE
Corinne Dentan, CUSO coordinator StarOmics
Debora Zoia, CUSO coordinator MPS


Frédéric Schutz, MER., UNIL & SIB


The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO StarOmics and CUSO Molecular Plant Sciences Doctoral Programs.


More information soon!


PROGRAM (to be confirmed)


Day 1 & Day 2: Intermediate R Topics covered include, among others:
- Objects and Data structures
- Operations and Logical operations
- Missing data
- Data manipulation: Concatenation, Sorting, Data subsetting, Apply
- Customisation of graphics
- Conditional instructions, loops
- Functions
- KnitR/markdown


Day 3 & Day 4: Programming with R
- 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)


More details will follow


University of Lausanne


2.0 ECTS


2.0 ECTS with full attendance and active participation



20-23 May 2019 (4 days)


University of Lausanne (CH)

Room TBA


Marta Bellone

@: ecologie-evolution(at)cuso(dot)ch

Phone: +41 (0)26 300 88 91


PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets along with the reimbursement form to:

 Marta Bellone  Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
 PER04 building
 University of Fribourg
 Chemin du Musée 10
 CH-1700 Fribourg

NO reimbursement of your individual meal expenses

Regarding reimbursement of accomodation, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program (ecologie-evolution(at) BEFORE the beginning of the course. NO reimbursement of accomodation without the agreement in advance of the course of the coordinator of the doctoral program.


CUSO PhD students: through your MyCUSO account. 

External participants (non-CUSO PhD students, post-docs, etc...): use the icon "registration" at top of page and the last gray box "non-CUSO student" ("personne hors myCUSO").

Deadline for registration: TBA, 2019. Priority will be given to CUSO DPEE, MPS and StarOmics PhD students.

Registration fees:

CUSO DPEE PhD Students: free

Other CUSO members: free

External participants (i.e. from a non-CUSO university): Please contact ecologie-evolution(at)cuso(dot)ch before registering!



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