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R for Absolute Beginners - in another way

R for Absolute Beginners - in another way In-Person

R is a general programming language, especially suited for statistical analysis and cleaning and visualization of data.

This is a trial run. Instead of beginning with an introduction to what a variable is, we start by loading some data, plotting and exploring it.

We assume absolutely no previous experience with programming, and will cover the basics of getting started with R, including:

  • Navigating in RStudio, and how to interact with R
  • Datatypes, variables and objects
  • Simple arithmetic and logical operations on data
  • Working with functions - and how to write a very simple function ourself
  • Import data into R
  • Summary statistics 
  • Manipulating data frames
  • And how to make a couple of the common graphs, that are as useful as they are elementary.

In preparation for the course, we recommend that you either download and install R and RStudio, or register for an account at rstudio.cloud. Instructions on this can be found here. Please note that this material is in no way finished yet, as we are still experimenting.


Please note that this course will be held in english if any participants requests it. Otherwise it will be held in danish.

10:00 - 12:00
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
KUB Nord: Data Lab
KUB Nord - Natur og Sundhedsvidenskab, Nørre Allé 49, 2200 København N
  Analysis     Cleaning     Datalab     English  

Registration is required. There are 7 seats available.

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Christian Knudsen



Københavns Universitetsbibliote, KUB Datalab