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HSS Winter Series 2024

Introduction to programming with R

February 26-28, 2024, 12:00-2:00 pm EST

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Presented by: Marie-Hélène Burle

Duration: 3 * 120 minutes (total 6 hours)

Description: R is a free and open-source programming language for statistical computing, modelling, and graphics, with a large collection of packages and a great community. It is extremely popular in many academic fields, including the humanities.

This introductory course will get you started in a friendly, non-intimidating atmosphere over 3 days. We will cover the basics of the language, learn how to write functions, use the popular packages from the tidyverse, and plot and analyse data. By the end of the workshop, you should be self-sufficient and able to use and keep learning R by yourself.


Evolutionary and behavioural ecologist by training, Software/Data Carpentry instructor, and open source advocate, Marie-Hélène Burle develops and delivers training for researchers on high-performance computing tools (R, Python, Julia, Git, Bash scripting, machine learning, parallel scientific programming, HPC…) for Simon Fraser University and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.