R for Biologists (Virtual Course)

8 November, 2021 - 12 November, 2021

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General Information

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the statistical computing language ‘R’ using examples and skills relevant to biological data science.  This online workshop is taught by experienced Edinburgh Genomics trainers.  By the end of the workshop, you will be comfortable with the basics of the R and R Studio environments, learning about the rules of the language and how R works with different data types and structures.  We then move on to using functions, introducing a selection of packages for biological data science including the ‘Tidyverse’ family of packages.  Finally, we will learn how to visualise your data to generate publication-ready plots using the package ggplot2.

Meeting organisers:

Edinburgh Genomics at the University of Edinburgh.


Instructors: Nathan Medd (Training Manager) and Donald Dunbar (Bioinformatics Team Lead)