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Advanced Statistics and Programming With R


20-23 May 2019, 4 days

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Frédéric Schütz


Dre Marta Bellone, UNIFR,
Mme Corinne Dentan, UNIL,
Mme Debora Zoia, UNIL


Dr Frédéric Schütz, UNIL & SIB


The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO Molecular Plants Sciences and CUSO Ecology & Evolution Doctoral Programs.

20 places in total, 6 for StarOmics



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)


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




Reimbursements for CUSO StarOmics students

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

Regarding reimbursement of accomodation, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program 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.

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan at University of Lausanne, Centre Intégratif de Génomique, Le Génopode, 1015 Lausanne.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan.


Registration will be possible during the Spring semester.



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