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Digital Humanities Lab

Agenda

23 September 2021
09:00 - 17:00

Introduction to R & Data

R is a powerful scripting language for data handling, data visualization, and statistics. In this workshop, we aim to give you the tools to start exploring R and all it has to offer by yourself.

The course will take you from the very basics in R syntax, to data handling and visualization using a set of tools known as the ‘tidyverse’. Not only that, we will take some time to understand datasets and their architecture, preparing you to handle your own data in a clean, robust, and reproducible manner. We will work in RStudio and introduce R as well as R Markdown: this is a great way to combine code and its output with text, allowing you to code in a narrative and intuitive way. Moreover, this way you produce a human-readable document with which you can easily share and showcase your work.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • read and write lines of R code (even if you do not understand all functions, you know how to look them up);
  • understand what ‘tidy’ data is, how to generate it, and work with it;
  • open, read, manipulate, save, and visualize a dataset, using tidyverse tools;
  • use RStudio, and use it to write an R script and an R markdown document.

More information

Find more information and register here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jacques Flores, consultant at RDM Support.

Are you interested in other workshops about managing your research data? Please check the overview under ‘events’ on the RDM Support website.