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DSI Bootcamp Intro to R

September 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to R Bootcamp

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Recording Day 1
Recording Day 2


  • Dates: September 24 (8:30am – 4pm with a break for lunch) and September 25 (8:30am – noon)
  • Instructor: Duncan Temple Lang
  • Location: Data Science Initiative classroom, Shields 360
  • Cost: Free to UC Davis students, postdocs, faculty and staff. DSI Affiliates have priority registration.

This 2-day workshop will introduce you to using R to explore, clean, analyze and visualize your data.

Topics covered

  • managing your workspace, assigning variables
  • reading data into R
  • data types and data frames
  • subsetting
  • string manipulation
  • modeling
  • plotting


None! This workshop is designed for those new to programming and R, and may also be a helpful refresher for those who have used R but feel rusty and/or want more practice. You are expected to download and install the latest working version of R on your laptop prior to the workshop. R can be downloaded, free, here: https://www.r-project.org/. Optional, but you might also like to install RStudio, which can be downloaded free, here: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/#Desktop.

Workshop format

The workshop will be a mix of presentation and hands on coding. Bring your laptop with R the latest working version of R.


Complete this registration form to apply to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/6d0wdIoU74g8hi663. Acceptances will be emailed prior to the workshop. Space is limited.


September 24, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Recording - Part 1
Recording - Part 2


Data Science Initiative


DSI Classroom
360 Shields Library
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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