Course Details

  • Date: February 1st, 2022 - February 1st, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Online Webinar
  • Presenter(s): Alex Emmons (BTEP), Joe Wu (BTEP)

This course will include a series of  4 lessons for scientists new to R or with limited R experience. The purpose of this course is to introduce the foundational skills necessary to begin to analyze and visualize data in R.

To participate in this class you will need your government-issued computer and a reliable internet connection. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in the class. However, at the end of the class, we will provide instruction on installing R and R Studio on your local machine.

This class will be taught on the DNAnexus platform. Every learner will need to create an account at

After you have created your DNAnexus account, please send your DNAnexus login to us at:

Class materials will be provided each week and accessible online at

By registering for this class you are registering for ALL sessions of the class. You do not need to register separately for every session.

Class Dates and Times:

We will open the room one hour early on Feb 1 (at 12 noon) to help you get logged into the DNAnexus platform. Please be sure to login early so you’re ready when class starts at 1 PM.

Feb 1, 1-3 PM: Introduction to R (Why Learn R?, Getting Started with R and RStudio, R Basics) , Recording

Feb 8, 1-3 PM: Data Frames and Data Wrangling, Recording

Feb 15, 1 – 3, PM: Working with Tabular Data in R (tidy verse), Recording

Feb 22, 1-3 PM: Visualize Data in Graphs, Plots and Charts with R (ggplot2), Recording