Fundamentals of R Programming

Overview

Instructor: Wesley Brashear

Time: Tuesday, November 8, 10:00AM-4:00PM (with a one hour lunch break)

Location: Blocker 220

Prerequisites: Unix/Linux skills. Current HPRC account.

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. Users would benefit from having R/Rstudio installed on their computers before attending.

Course Materials

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

Previous Material

  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Spring 2020): PDF
  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Fall 2019): PDF
  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (RCS 2019): PDF
  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Spring 2019): PDF
  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Fall 2018): PDF
  • Introduction to R Presentation Slides (Spring 2018): PDF

Agenda

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

  • Data manipulation
  • Making functions (reusable code)
  • Sample experiments
  • Working with packages

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