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Advanced Statistics and Programming with R (2019)


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



Since it is an advanced course, participation is conditional to an assessment of prior R knowledge.


20-23 May 2019 (4 days)


University of Lausanne (CH)

Batochime 1103 (20.5.) / Batochime 1113 (21-23.5.2019) North part of the building, ground floor


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: April 28, 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!



Deadline for registration 28.04.2019
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