Programming with ROnline Event

Christian Meeßen

General Information

Language English
Cost Free of charge
Level Beginner
Registration Period 2021-11-08 to 2021-11-15






You do not need to set up an Indico account to register.

Please note: To allow for a fairer distribution of seats across the various centres, the initial seat count per centre has been limited. We encourage those that want to register after the seats for their centre have been taken, to register on the waiting list instead. Remaining seats will be distributed among the waiting list according to first-come-first-serve. Persons on the waiting list will be notified regarding their registration on the work day after the end of the registration period.

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Workshop Content

This workshop is conceptualized as a two-day event that will help you to understand basic concepts in programming languages using R:

  • Understand fundamental concepts like data types, functions or loops
  • Loading and writing data from and to files
  • Plotting graphs


Participants are asked to make sure they have the necessary rights to install software on their computers.

Installing the Required Tools

For this workshop two tools are required:

Example data

  • create a new folder called r-novice-inflammation
  • Download the and move it to the previously created folder
  • Unzip the content of the zip file into the r-novice-inflammation folder
  • You should now have a folder named data inside r-novice-inflammation
  • Monday, November 22
    • 9:00 AM 9:15 AM
      Welcome: Introduction
      Convener: Christian Meeßen
    • 9:15 AM 9:30 AM
      Day one: Introduction to RStudio
    • 9:30 AM 10:15 AM
      Day one: Analysing Patient Data
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      Break 15m
    • 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
      Day one: Creating Functions
    • 11:15 AM 11:30 AM
      Break 15m
    • 11:30 AM 12:15 PM
      Day one: Analysing Multiple Data Sets
    • 12:15 PM 12:30 PM
      Break 15m
    • 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
      Day one: Wrap up and questions
  • Tuesday, November 23
    • 9:00 AM 9:45 AM
      Day two: Making choices
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      Break 15m
    • 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
      Day two: Command-Line Programs
    • 10:45 AM 11:00 AM
      Break 15m
    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      Day two: Best Practices for Writing R Code
    • 11:20 AM 11:50 AM
      Day two: Dynamic Reports with knitr
    • 11:50 AM 12:05 PM
      Break 15m
    • 12:05 PM 12:50 PM
      Day two: Making Packages in R