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Title

Introduction to R

Dates

29 August - 1 September 2017

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Organizer(s)

In collaboration with the Doctoral Programs in Organismal Biology, CUSO Ecology & Evolution, CUSO Molecular Plant Sciences & CUSO Microbiology Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

Speakers

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, UniL

Description

The open source software R (http://www.r-project.org) has revolutionized the statistical data analysis for most bioscience disciplines.The required time to learn the R software is well invested, since the R environment covers an unmatched spectrum of statistical tools including an efficient programming language for automating time-consuming analysis routines. Due to its popularity, R is continuously updated and extended with the latest analysis tools that are available in the different research fields. The R environment is completely free and runs on all common operating systems.

 

This course provides an elementary-level introduction into the R environment covering the following topics:

(1) Command syntax, basic functions,

(2) Data import/export and data types,

(3) Using R for data mining and statistical analysis,

(4) Introduction to programming in S,

(5) Graphical display,

(6) Usage of R packages and libraries

 

The attendees will practice their newly learned skills using exercises on the computer. Participants could also bring their own data sets for a first exploratory round.

   
Location

University of Lausanne

Evaluation

Full attendance, active participation and possible examination

Information
Expenses

Course attendance:
Free for participants belonging to a CUSO University (UniBE, UniFR, UniGE, UniL & UniNE) and PhD students of the DP-biol. 400CHF for Academic participants
800CHF for Non-Academic participants
The registration fees do not cover accomodation and food.

PhD students of StarOmics are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class) and meals (up to 25 CHF). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to: Corinne Dentan (see: biologie.cuso.ch) Concerning reimbursement of accomodation, please contact Corinne Dentan (StarOmics(at)cuso.ch) BEFORE the beginning of the course. For all other PhD students, please check reimbursement conditions on the website of your doctoral program.

Registration

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").

Priority is given to PhD students of the CUSO DPEE, DP-biol, CUSO MPS, CUSO StarOmics and CUSO Microbiology (6 places each) until May 1st, 2016. After this deadline, first-come, first-served!

REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN 13TH OF MARCH 2017 AT 10:00AM

Places

6

Deadline for registration
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