Introduction to data processing in R (2-day workshop)


The ANU Bioinformatics Consultancy (ABC), ANU Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) and RSB Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Unit (CBBU) are organizing a series of workshops for students and staff of ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment.

  • The workshops will take place during the Semester 1 Teaching Break and will start at 9:30am, finish at 4:30pm with lunch break 12:30 – 1:30.
  • You will need to bring your laptop. We have a few laptops which we can lend for the course of the workshops. Please inquire ahead.
  • To sign up please respond to no later than March 17th specifying the workshop(s) you would like to attend.
  • All workshops are listed on the TIC and the CBBU websites.
  • The workshops are offered at no cost.
  • The number of places is limited, we will be giving priority to the Honours and PhD students and postdocs.

Topics covered in the Introduction to data processing in R workshop:

  • Introduction to R and RStudio.
  • Data types in R, and type conversions.
  • Loading and saving tab and coma delimited files.
  • Basic data exploration including plotting.
  • Data sub-setting, filtering and joining.
  • Adding new columns with calculated values.
  • Detecting and handling errors an missing values in the data.
  • Designing an appropriate structure for a spreadsheet.
  • Programming - creating functions in R.

Date & time

9.30am 5 April – 4.30pm 6 April 2017


Tentatively the EBL meeting room, access via back compound of Bldg 46; depending on numbers enrolling. 


Delivered by Marcin Adamski from CBBU


 Marcin Adamski

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