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Bioinformatics Workshop: Programming in R

Thomas Girke

Thursday, December 6, 2012
26 p.m.


Genomics Building , Genomics Auditorium, RM 1102A
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Description: In recent years the R language has become the Lingua Franca of data intensive research, and is now by far the most widely used data analysis programming language in bioinfomatics. One of the outstanding strengths of the R language is the ease of programming extensions to automate the analysis and mining of almost any data type. This workshop provides an overview of the basic knowledge for writing beginner level functions and programs in R. The following topics will be introduced: (1) conditional executions, (2) loops, (3) writing custom functions, (4) calling external software, (5) running and debugging R programs, and (6) building custom R packages. Basic knowledge of the R software, as introduced in the "Introduction to R" tutorial, will be expected in this workshop.  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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