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

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


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.

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