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Visualizing and Clustering High-Throughput Data with R/Bioconductor -Bioinformatics Workshop

Thomas Girke

Friday, December 13, 2013
9 a.m.Noon


Genomics Building , Auditorium
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Description: R is one of the most powerful environments for visualizing and clustering scientific data and creating beautiful publication quality graphics in a programmable and highly reproducible manner. This workshop will give an overview of the following topics: (1) introduction to R's base and grid graphics; (2) usage of high-level graphics libraries including lattice and ggplot2; (3) data pre-processing for efficient visualization; (4) writing of functions to generate customized graphics and automating image outputs; (5) visualization of genome and next generation sequencing data with ggbio and Gviz; (6) overview of the most common clustering algorithms used for profiling data, such as hierarchical clustering, fuzzy K-means clustering, principal component analysis, multidimensional scaling, biclustering and quality assessment of clustering results. Maximum number of participants: 40  [ Schedule and Teaching Material ]   

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 organizations and academic institutions outside of the US.

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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General Public


Reservations Required


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