R WITHOUT FEAR: APPLIED R FOR BIOLOGISTS
June 4th-8th, 2018, Barcelona (Spain)
In this course the students will learn how to use R to solve the most common tasks faced by the statistical practitioner. After reviewing basic R syntax, we will cover practical issues in statistical analysis: Data manipulation, data analysis using regression methods –from simple linear regression to generalized linear models– and data visualization.
In this learn-by-doing course we will start each section with an introduction to the statistical concepts that we will study. Then, the students will start practicing the newly acquired concepts working in the R environment, either by examining code examples or by solving exercises.
The course directed towards students who have a base experience in R and statistics but wish to develop or improve their skills, but it is not targeted to participants with extensive or none experience in R. By the end of the course the students will be able to use R to undertake most of their own statistical analysis with proficiency.