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Programming short course in R

3rd December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organised by Consumer Data Research Centre (University of Leeds)
Presenter Dr Richard Hodgett and Dr Emmanouil Konstantinidis
Date 03/12/2018
Venue Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Level 11, Worsley Building
University of Leeds
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Contact Kylie Norman, 0113 343 0242
[email protected]
Description This half-day course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits or R, how R handles different data types and how you can begin to use R to solve complex data science, machine learning and statistical problems. Specifically, you will work with R and its various packages to import, clean, manipulate and visualise real world data. The course assumes no knowledge of R or statistics.


  1. To familiarise attendees with R, including the RStudio integrated development environment.
  2. To learn more about the broader R ecosystem – i.e. packages that extend the functionality of ‘base R’.
  3. To introduce R’s syntax and a variety of primary functions.
  4. To learn how to tidy and manipulate data using R.
  5. To learn how to utilise data visualisations to communicate your results.
Level Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Cost Students – £40

Academics, public and charitable sector employees – £60

Private sector – £150

Website and registration
Region Yorkshire and Humberside
Keywords Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, ICT and Software, R
Related publications and presentations Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
ICT and Software


3rd December 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC