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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

october, 2020

01oct1:00 pm2:30 pmIntroduction to R and RStudio


Event Details

This is the first class in the NIH Library Introduction to R Series. This class provides a basic overview of the functionality of RStudio, including how to import data, create scripts, and run code. R is a programming language and open source environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R class series is a comprehensive collection of training sessions offered by the NIH Library Data Services and Bioinformatics programs that is designed to teach non-programmers how to write modular code and to introduce best practices for using R for data analysis and data visualization. Each class uses both evidence-based best practices for programming and practical hands-on lessons.

By the end of this class, students should be able to: list reasons for using R; describe the purpose of the RStudio Script, Console, Environment, and Plots panes; describe the various methods for finding help on R and RStudio; create a script in R and run code from a script and from the console; define the following terms as they relate to R: object, assign, call, function, and arguments; assign values to objects in R; learn about R objects; describe the major R data types; understand how to create and work with R vectors; describe the steps for importing data into R.

Students are encouraged to install R and RStudio before the class so that they can follow along with the instructor. Attendees will need to download the data before the class. Please bring your laptop with R and RStudio installed.



(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




NIH Training LibraryNIH Training LibraryJoelle Mornini,