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Mon, March 30, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Registration questions? Email us at: dlab-frontdesk@berkeley.edu


Data are the foundations of the social and biological sciences. Familiarizing yourself with a programming language can help you better understand the roles that data play in your field. Learn to develop and train your data skills for free at our R workshops!

The D-Lab's R Fundamentals workshop is a four-part introductory series that will teach you R from scratch with clear introductions, concise examples, and support documents. You will learn how to download and install the open-sourced R Studio software, import, export, manipulate, and visualize data, and learn to write shorthand functions of your code. After completion of this workshop you will have a foundational understanding to create, organize, and utilize workflows for your personal research.

Each of the four parts is divided into a lecture-style format interrupted by short breaks, challenge problems, and discussions. Instructors and TAs are dedicated to engaging you in the classroom and answering questions in plain language. No prior experience or background knowledge is required.

R Fundamentals Part 1: Introduction

Students will learn how to navigate the R Studio environment. You will also learn how to store data, characteristics of basic data types and data structures, the importance of data frames (think Excel spreadsheets), and how to save your work.

Be sure to download R, RStudio, and the workshop materials before the workshop:

1. Download R: https://cloud.r-project.org/

2. Download RStudio Desktop Open Source License FREE: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

3. Download workshop materials: https://github.com/dlab-berkeley/R-Fundamentals

   a. Click the green "Clone or Download" button

   b. Click "Download zip"

   c. Extract this file to your Desktop (Mac users double click; PC users right-click and select "Extract All")

Registration note: To participate in multiple parts of this series, please be sure to register for each day separately.

**Registration will open Friday March 20 at 12PM**

Please click here to fill out the feedback form for this workshop: Link to Feedback Form

Training Keywords: 
Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Visualization, Introductory Programming, Quantitative Methods, Workshop - Remote
Primary Tool: 
Training Host: 
D-lab Facilitator: 
Evan Muzzall
Format Detail: 
Remote, hands-on, interactive
Participant Technology Requirement: 
Laptop, Internet Connection, Zoom account


Designed for those who have no experience and are just beginning their coding, tool or method journey.

Examples: Programming Fundamentals, Git Fundamentals, Stata Fundamentals, R Fundamentals, Python Fundamentals, Basics of Excel, Tableau Fundamentals

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