**Date/Time**

Date(s) - 30/10/2012*4:00 pm - 5:00 pm*

**Location**

Computer Room B, 2nd Floor, Main Building

**Category(ies)**

**A gentle introduction to R – how to load in data and produce summary statistics**

Following the BRC Bioinformatics seminar on Tuesday 30th October we will have the first in a series of tutorials on data analysis. In this first tutorial we will demonstrate how to load data into R and then show how to generate some basic summary statistics. A key component of the tutorial will be the opportunity for you to bring your datasets (if you have them), install R and start to examine your data in R. We will end by explaining what analyses you can do in R and taking feedback on other topics to cover in these tutorials.

The tutorial will cover:

*Installing R and R packages**Loading data into R*- From Excel, other statistics packages
- Formatting problems that prevent loading data into R
- Formatting problems that cause problems in analysis
- Ideal formatting for collaboration with BRC Bioinformatics group

*Summary statistics*- What data is loaded
- Mean and standard deviations
- T-tests and correlations

*Basic plotting*- Plot()
- boxplots
- scatter plots with smoothed curves
- histograms and QQ plots

*Problem solving*- Bring your own data! We’ll help you to load it into R and do some basic analyses.

*Quick look at what types of analysis you can do in R*

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