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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Intro to R for Biologists via Online instruction

This is a multi-day workshop covering the basics of R, with instruction by the main instructor Online, Oct 27, Nov 3, and Nov 10.

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  • Date & time
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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  • Date & time
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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  • Date & time
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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About this event


This is a multi-day workshop. Instruction is led by instructors via Zoom.

The goal of this course is to help participants get started in R, so they’ll be able to read and write code, and figure out where to get help when needed.

This workshop covers three major concepts in R:

  • The general syntax of the language, the basic data types, and how to manipulate them (days 1 and 2)
  • Introduction to the two different plotting paradigms in R, and visualizing GIS and ordination as examples of plotting different data (days 3 and 4)
  • How to read and write functions in R (days 5 and 6)

The course does not focus on any particular analysis, but uses DNA sequences as a case study to apply the material covered. We will also cover how to use Jetstream (the research cloud) to power analyses in RStudio. Use of personal installations on laptops is fine for the workshop; however, we will not troubleshoot individual installations during class.

By the end of this workshop, users will be able to:

  • Navigate and use RStudio (on and off Jetstream)—load files, export graphs, etc.
  • Understand how to install, load, and use new libraries.
  • Become familiar with the Bioconductor Project.
  • Understand basic data types, functions, objects, and classes in R.
  • Write and use a custom function.

Click on the registration button to view the agenda and prerequisites.

The Supercomputing for Everyone Series (S4ES) aims to bring more users into the realm of advanced computing, whether it be visualization, computation, analytics, storage, or any related discipline. Let Research Technologies staff take you to the next level of computing.

Supercomputing for Everyone Series workshops and seminars are led by personnel from Research Technologies, a division of University Information Technology Services and a center in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University. The National Center for Genome Analysis Support is a management group in RT and a center in the Pervasive Technology Institute at IU.

View all the workshops in this series by visiting the Supercomputing for Everyone Series page on IT Training .






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