Basic statistics in R

Basic statistics in R

Target Audience:
07 October 2019
14 October 2019
21 October 2019

General context

This training gives an introduction to the use of the statistical software language R. R is a language for data analysis and graphics. This introduction to R is aimed at beginners. The training covers data handling, graphics, and basic statistical techniques. 
R is for free and for more information you can visit the CRAN web site.
This training is an introduction to the use of R and RStudio and stops at very basic analyses (t-tests and non-parametric equivalents). A full overview of statistical analyses in R including regression, ANOVA will be given in the follow-up training Basic statistics in R, part II.

Objectives
  • Get an idea of what R and Rstudio is
  • Use R to handle data: creating, reading, reformatting and writing data
  • Use R to create graphics
  • Use basic statistical techniques in R : normality tests, t-tests, wilcoxon tests, chi square tests, correlations, survival analysis...
  • Write and use R scripts
Event intended for

This training is recommended for people with no experience in R who are planning to follow a training that requires some R background, like the mass spectrometry training, the single cell RNA-Seq and the bulk RNA-Seq training....

Required skills

The training is intended for people who have no experience with R. However, understanding of basic statistical concepts is required, such as data types, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, tests for comparing groups... If you don't have sufficient statistical background you are strongly encouraged to attend the Basic statistics theory training. 

Course materials

Trainers

Janick Mathys

VIB Bioinformatics Core training coordinator

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Program

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Introduction

Working with R and RStudio

Data structures

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Data structures

Reading data from files

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Writing scripts

Descriptive statistics

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Data reformatting

Graphics

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Graphics

Basic statistical tests

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Full analysis of data sets

Contact

VIB training
Tel: +32 9 244 66 11
Mail: training@vib.be