R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework.

But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in.

Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation.

Brought to you by Intersect in partnership with NCI and delivered by Intersect.

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This course is targeted at NOVICES to R programming.

It will be run over two half days:

  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on 2 Feb 2022
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on 3 Feb 2022

You’ll learn:

  • Basic syntax and data types in R
  • How to load external data into R
  • Creating functions (FUNCTIONS)
  • Repeating actions and analysing multiple data sets (LOOPS)
  • Ways to visualise data


No prior experience with programming is needed to attend this course.

We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found here.