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Workshop: Basic R for beginners

Workshop/ Training/ Webinar

  • Date

    16 - 30 Jun 2022

  • Organiser


  • Time

    14:30 - 17:00

  • Venue

    Online (MS Teams)  


Basic R for beginners (3 lessons)

Date: 16 Jun, 23 Jun and 30 Jun

Time: 14:30 - 17:00

Target Audience: All Students

Medium of Instruction: English

Pre-requisite: Basic programming knowledge

What you will learn

  • Familiarize with installation and user interface of RStudio (integrated development environment (IDE) for the R programming language)
  • Familiarize with fundamental R programming skills, which are essential skills for data science professionals with R
  • Load and save data in R with various file formats, and familiarize with managing data frames which is the most common way of storing data in R and, generally, is the data structure most often used for data analyses.


Course outline

(1) Lesson 1

  • Overview of R programming language
  • Installation and introduction to RStudio IDE
  • R Packages
  • Variables & Data Types
  • Basic string operations
  • Basic operators

(2) Lesson 2

  • Data structures
  • Control structures
    • Decision making
    • Loops
  • Functions

(3) Lesson 3

  • Load/Save Data in R
  • Managing data frame

(4) Practical coursework throughout the workshop


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