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Bioinformatics Workshop: Introduction to R

Thomas Girke

Thursday, December 6, 2012
10 a.m.1 p.m.


Geology Building , Genomics Auditorium, RM 1102A
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Description: R (http://www.r-project.org) is a versatile data analysis environment that has a broad application spectrum in all experimental and quantitative scientific areas. The associated Bioconductor project provides access to over 600 R extension packages for the analysis of modern biological and biomedical data sets, such next generation sequences, comparative genomics, network modeling, statistical analysis, etc. The R software is completely free and runs on all common operating systems. This workshop module provides an elementary-level introduction into the R environment to equip users with the knowledge required for the subsequent events of this R workshop series. The following topics will be covered: (1) command syntax, (2) basic functions, (3) data import/export, (4) data/object types, (5) graphical display, (6) usage of R packages/libraries (e.g. Bioconductor) and (7) using R for basic data analysis operations.
Manual for this workshop
Maximum number of participants: 40

How to sign up: send chosen workshop date, your name, email address, title of your position, lab affiliation (PI) and department information to thomas.girke@ucr.edu.

Registration fee*: no charge for participants from registered labs, $23 for UCR members, $75 for participants from external academic institutions, and $102 for participants from commercial institutions.

Laptop requirements: Participants will work during the course from their own laptops (Win, Mac or Linux). The laptops should have a recent R version pre-installed. The installation instructions for the R software are provided in the installation section of the course manual. A functional wireless connection is recommended, but not essential.

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Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Thomas Girke

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