ROOM: CC, Room 7
This 1 day workshop, aimed at new R users, provides an introduction to object manipulation, data visualization and analysis, and basic programming in R. The R computing environment is a free, flexible, and open-source tool for data management, visualization, and analysis. We will cover a broad spectrum of topics including: how to import and export data, data types and object classes, simple R functions for querying, summarizing, plotting, and analyzing data, and advanced programming, such as for loops and writing R functions. We will also cover how to find and use R help resources. No prior experience with R is necessary, but participants should be comfortable with introductory statistics. The workshop will alternate between interactive instruction and guided exercises where participants will implement their new skills. Participants should bring their own laptop and have recent versions of R and RStudio installed prior to the workshop.
Organizers: Frances E. Buderman, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Perry J. Williams, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV; Brittany A. Mosher, Pennsylvania State University & Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, US Geological Survey, Turners Falls, MA
Supported by: Biometrics Working Group