Detailed information about the course
Advanced Data Management & Manipulation Using R
23 & 30 September 2021
Dr Pauline Fritsch, Coordinator, Doctoral program in Organismal Biology, UNINE
Dr Marta Bellone, Coordinator CUSO-DPEE
Dr. Jan Wunder, Wunder Consulting Wald (ZH)
Dr. Tina Cornioley, University of Zurich
The analysis of large data sets ("big data") is becoming increasingly important in science and elsewhere. In this course you will learn how to use R to manage and manipulate large data sets, i.e. to sort, merge, subset, aggregate and reshape data, including outlier detection and gap filling algorithms.
For advanced data manipulation, we are going to use novel developments such as dplyr ("A Grammar of Data Manipulation"), the pipe operator (%>%) for simpler R-coding and data.table for the fast aggregation of large data sets. Furthermore, we will have a closer look at R-data base connections, SQL queries and the creation of new data bases from R.
Depending on the course progress, there will be scope for individuals to work on small projects and/ or their own data sets.
The completion of an homework will be requested after the end of the course (deadline: TBA).
University of Neuchâtel
Full attendance and active participation
Familiarity with R before attending the workshop or previous attendance of an introductory course to R.
Bring your own laptop to the workshop with recent versions of R and R-Studio installed. Make sure that your laptop is properly connecting to the University of Neuchâtel or eduroam WLAN.
23 and 30 September 2021
In agreement with the organizers, this workshop will be held either onsite in Neuchâtel or online. You may then register without fear of cancellation!
PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for the reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class).
The online reimbursement system is now in place, so once the course is over you will be able to request the reimbursement via MyCUSO, without sending the paperwork to me. More information: Reimbursement
Please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program (ecologie-evolution(at)cuso.ch) BEFORE the beginning of the course. NO reimbursement of accommodation without the coordinator of the doctoral program agreement prior of the course. In case of overnight stay, please post the original tickets and original bills along with the reimbursement form to:
NO reimbursement of meal expenses
Registrations will open soon, through the webpage of DPOB : https://www.unine.ch/dp-biol/home/program/courses2021/data2021.html
Deadline for registration 7.09.2021
8 places are reserved for DPEE participants
Free for participants enrolled in the CUSO Ecology & Evolution doctoral program.
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