Course – 1st Edition
A Gentle Introduction to R for the Biological Sciences
July 17th-21st, 2017, Barcelona (Spain)
Statistics and Bioinformatics
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This 5-day course will introduce students to the R statistical programming environment. The main learning objective of the course is to give students a basic skill set and familiarity with several of the most used packages in the biological sciences. It is intended primarily for users who have no experience in R, or who have performed a few basic functions but wish to develop their skills. This course is not aimed at students with extensive experience in R and it will not cover the theory behind the analyses implemented.
The typical day of the course will include step-by-step examination of pre-worked code examples as well as hands-on live-coding, so that students develop their skills through interacting with R directly. Students will learn to read in data, conduct common analyses, and produce publication-quality plots and reports. The students will also work independently on conducting analyses in order to produce a final project using available data provided by the course organisers.
It is intended primarily for users who have no experience in R, or who have performed a few basic functions but wish to develop their skills. This course is not aimed at students with extensive experience in R and it will not cover the theory behind the analyses implemented.
All participants must bring their own personal laptop.
March 9th-13th, 2020
30 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 15 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, July 17th, 2017. Intro to R.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. Improving workflow and organization.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017. Taking R to the next level.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017. Making it pretty.
Friday, July 21st, 2017. Problem solving / final project.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.