Fundamentals of R Programming


Instructor: Wesley Brashear

Time: Friday, March 8, 2024 10:00AM-4:00PM CT (with a one hour lunch break)

Location: Blocker 220

Prerequisites: Current HPRC account, 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.

Topics covered include data types, variables, built-in functions, vectors, and loops.

Course Materials

  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Spring 2024): PDF

Previous Material

  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Spring 2022): PDF


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

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • Built-in Functions
  • Flow Control
  • Data Structures

Note: During the class sessions many aspects of the material will be illustrated live via a login to Grace. You are encouraged to contact the HPRC helpdesk with any questions regarding cluster accounts.