R Programming Series:

Intro to R


Start your R programming journey with an expert.

Do you work with spreadsheets? It’s time to leverage more efficient technology to manage your data! Get familiar with the power of R Programming with this introductory one-day course.  


Import, summarise & plot data

This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data. At each step, we avoid using “magic code”, and stress the importance of understanding what R is doing. CodeClan are delivering this course in partnership with Jumping Rivers. 

Who is this course for?

No prior programming knowledge of any kind is assumed. This course is suitable for all fields of work. Previous attendees include biologists, statisticians, accountants, engineers & students, i.e., anyone who uses a spreadsheet! 

1-day course

A brief overview of the background and features of the R statistical programming system.

Throughout the day we'll cover:

  • Data entry: A description of how to import and export data from R
  • Data types: A summary of R’s data types
  • R environment: A description of the R environment including the R working directory, creating/using scripts, saving data and results
  • Using scripts, saving data and results
  • R graphics: Creating, editing and storing graphics in R
  • Summary statistics: Measures of location and spread
  • Manipulating data in R: Describing how data can be manipulated in R using logical operators

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

Understand the history of R and why it is useful

Efficiently direct yourself around the R interface

Import/export data from spreadsheets and other data storages to R

Summarise data with R’s built-in summary statistic functions

Plot data in interesting ways

Manipulate data in ways such that it can efficiently be analysed

Course cost


Next course dates:

9:00am - 5.00pm
(1 hour lunch break)

Edinburgh Campus

29th March 2019
4th October 2019
18th October 2019

Glasgow Campus

26th April 2019

Why stop there? Extend your R Programming knowledge further.

Receive a 10% discount when booking 2 or more courses from the R Course Series (excluding "Intro to R")


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Data Carpentry

Statistical Modelling



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