Course Topics

R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis.

Part 1 of this short course consists of 2 sections:

  • Section 1 introduces R programming basics, including data objects, loops, and importing/exporting datasets, then these concepts are reinforced using examples of data manipulation/cleaning.
  • Section 2 discusses the R graphics environment and the creation basic statistical plots as well as paper/presentation quality images.

This course has a Part 2. It is not required to attend both courses.

R can be downloaded here:
RStudio can be downloaded here:

Before you show up:

We encourage you to complete the assignment below before attending the course. 

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarized you with fundamental operations of the most commonly used data structures in R.

LISA Short Course: Statistical Analysis in R, Part I from LISA on Vimeo.