R is a programming language and open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics and it is one of the main languages used in data science. Moreover, R takes advantage of a large user-created ecosystem of packages, that are specifically designed pieces of software that offer additional capabilities, such as those for bioinformatics analysis (e.g., DADA2 & phyloseq, for metagenomics data analysis, or minfi, for the analysis of DNA methylation data).
During this workshop, we will focus on using R for performing basic data analyses and in the meantime learn some basic programming concepts (such as writing functions, loops and if/else statements). These are transferable notions that will be useful also when/if coding in other languages (e.g., in python).
The workshop is aimed at individuals who have no experience in using R and/or Rstudio, and there are no prerequisites for this workshop.
Lasting three half days (9h in total), this workshop will cover basic concepts, and more in detail, attendees will learn: