ACES: Introduction to Data Science in R


Instructor: Wesley Brashear

Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 — 10:00AM-4:00PM CT (with a one hour lunch break)

Location: Online using Zoom

Prerequisites: Current ACCESS ID, basic Linux/Unix skills

This course is an introduction to the R programming language and covers the fundamental concepts needed to operate in the R environment. This course assumes no prior experience with R.

Tutorial material may be followed independently by following instructions in the course materials linked below.

Course Materials

  • Introduction to Data Science in R (Spring 2024): PDF

  • Fundamentals of R Programming (Fall 2023): PDF


This course focuses, among others, on the following topics:

  • Data types
  • Built-in functions
  • Data structures
  • Plotting

Note: During the class sessions many aspects of the material will be illustrated live via a login to ACES. You will need an ACCESS ID and be able to login to ACES in order to participate in the exercises in R.