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

Computer Room B, 2nd Floor, Main Building


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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