Course – 1st Edition
Building Better Graphs with R: ggplot2 and base
November 5th-9th, 2018, Barcelona (Spain)
Statistics and Bioinformatics
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The goal of this course is to train students to create publication-quality graphics in R.
The course will emphasize the relationships between data structure and graphical elements so students can apply what they learn to other R package extensions not covered in the course. A mix of lectures and in-class exercises provide a thorough overview of two primary graphics packages in R: base and ggplot2.
In addition to plot customization basics (e.g., color, symbology), students will learn more advanced data visualization techniques (e.g., multiple axes, insets, transformations). The final day of the course is dedicated to guided practice; students may work with their own data or choose from our set of example projects.
Previous completion of an Introduction to R course and/or some experience using R is required.
Students must bring their own laptops with current versions of R (v3.4.3) and R Studio (v1.1.423) installed. We also recommend students pre-install the following packages: ggplot2, tidyr, dplyr, lubridate, scales, forcats, and sf.
November 5th-9th, 2018
35 hours on-site.
This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.
Places are limited to 20 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.
Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.
Monday, November 5th, 2018. R Review and Introduction to Graphing in R.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Base graphics.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. Basic ggplot2 graphics.
Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Advanced ggplot2 tasks.
Friday, November 9th, 2018. Guided practice.
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The class schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.
The course will take place in the city of Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). Take a look at the venue.
You may stay in Barcelona city or Sabadell. You will find information about Hotels and Hostel in Sabadell here. It takes about 45 minutes by public transport to arrive to Sabadell from the centre of Barcelona city. The place of the course is about 15 minutes walking from the train stop.
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact email@example.com).
5 % Discount
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
20 % Discount
20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
40 % Discount
Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.