Course theme

Type of course


Introduction to R

  • 08 - 09 May 2023
  • Wageningen campus
  • Methodology
  • 0.7 ECTS

Next edition: 8-9 May 2023

In this course, you will master the basics of R, a computer language and environment for statistics and graphics. The course focuses on getting familiar with the R environment by means of RStudio, to use R for manipulation and exploration of data. Basic programming as well as visualization in R are also part of this course. The course consists of demonstrations and computer practicals.

Program topics

Day 1:

  • Introduction to R and RStudio;
  • Getting started;
  • Data types and structures: from vectors to data frames;
  • Reading and writing files;
  • Data manipulation in R.

Day 2:

  • Programming;
  • R coding style for concise, clear and consistent code which are easier to read and edit;
  • Standard programming constructs: loops, if-then-else statements, functions, …, to write basic program scripts;
  • R base graphics for basic visualizations (bar plots, pie charts, scatter plots, …).

Former occurrences of this course

13-14 Febr 2023   |   25-26 April 2022   |   7-8 March 2022   |   31 May – 1 June 2021   |   8-9 Febr 2021

  • VLAG Graduate School
  • This 2-day course is meant for people who have no experience with R and no specific knowledge is required.