Workshop: Introductory R Summer Series 2017

Workshop: Introductory R Summer Series 2017

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July 11, 09:30 - July 20, 09:30, 2017
Room 474 Chown Building 753 McDermot Winnipeg Manitoba R3E0T6
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Posted on March 29, 2017

Workshop: Introductory R Summer Series 2017

Team: Events, Training & News

Location: Room 474 Chown Building 753 McDermot Winnipeg Manitoba R3E0T6

July 11, 09:30 - July 20, 09:30, 2017


This workshop series will introduce participants to R by providing instruction and hands on exercises. Participants will leave with an understanding of basics in R including data manipulation, graphics, and programming.

Workshop dates are: July 11, July 13, July 18 & July 20 at 9:30 - 11:30 am

The learning objectives are:

  • Introduce R – why use it, user interface (R Studio), and basic data structures
  • Overview of data management techniques
  • Learn elementary graphic functions for data visualization
  • Learn how to import and export datasets
  • Understand introductory R programming

Presenters are CHI Data Sciences'

  • Kristine Kroeker
  • Allison Feely
  • Dennis Bayomi

Session 1: R Basics

This session will introduce R and the R studio user interface. R data types and objects will be discussed with an emphasis on working with vectors and matrices. CLICK HERE

Session 2: Basic Data Management in R

This session will begin with an introduction to data frames. Basic data management techniques will be explored, including creating variables, recoding missing values, and merging and subsetting data frames. Simple descriptive statistics will also be discussed. CLICK HERE

Session 3: Introduction to Graphics in R

This session will introduce how to display data using basic graphics in R, including scatterplots, bar plots, histograms and boxplots. How to install and use R packages will also be discussed and there will be a brief demonstration on the data visualization options that are possible with the R package ggplot2. CLICK HERE

Session 4: Introduction to Programming in R

This session will introduce basic programming constructs in R (i.e. iteration and conditional statements), as well as how to create functions. How to test and debug R code will also be discussed. This session will also emphasize ideal program design and etiquette (e.g. naming conventions and commenting). CLICK HERE

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for individuals with very little or no experience with the R software. Previous programming experience with other software would be an asset, but not required.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction in the Chown Building, the building will only be accessible through the front door, therefore the stairs may present an obstacle for some staff and guests. We apologize for any inconvenience. Construction is due to be complete by fall 2017. If this affects you, feel free to contact us at

Registration is presently closed

Registration dates set to run from: April 24, 2017 to May 31, 2017  

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Location: 753 McDermot, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada