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When & Where
Sat, August 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun, August 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Genetics and Plant Biology (GPB) 100 and 103

The workshop will be an intensive two-day introduction to R using RStudio. After the first morning session, the workshop will be split into two separate tracks. Topics will include

  • R basics - reading and manipulating data, working with R data objects, doing calculations, making plots
  • programming in R
  • doing statistics/data analysis/data science in R
  • a brief intro to more advanced topics: efficiency, object-oriented programming, parallel processing in R

No prior experience with R is expected, but some familiarity with programming concepts such as variables, loops, if-then-else statements, functions, etc. will be helpful.

The course website is on Github.  Course content is available there and will be updated in real-time. The site also has  instructions on how to prepare for the course, which is basically just getting the software set up on your laptop.

Registration: To attend you must register. Please fill out this form and we'll let you know within a week whether you're registered or on the wait-list. Priority will be given to Berkeley grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty, followed by those affiliated with another university or government agency, then Berkeley undergrads, and finally participants from for-profit organizations. Undergraduates interested in R should consider taking Statistics 133. 

Cancelling your registration: If you have registered and realize you cannot attend, PLEASE let us know via this form so that we can let people on the wait-list attend. 

Questions? Email r-bootcamp@lists.berkeley.edu.

Co-Hosts: Statistics & D-Lab


Format Detail: 
combination of lectures/demonstrations, hands-on coding, and help from circulating assistants
Participant Technology Requirement: 
laptop with R and RStudio installed in advance