Sue McClatchy, Stanley Yang, Carolyn Paisie, Andrew Deighan
This beginner R series starts with fundamental data wrangling skills, then builds up to Wickham & Grolemund’s R for Data Science, a free book available at https://r4ds.had.co.nz/. There are no prerequisites for this workshop.
The workshop will be held for five consecutive Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm from Oct 17 to Nov 14 at the Jackson Laboratory campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine and Farmington, Connecticut.
The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers.
You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools
that will be presented at the workshop.
This workshop is open to those from neighboring institutions and is free of charge. Participants must attend in person in either Bar Harbor or Farmington. Remote attendance will not be supported otherwise.
The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bioinformatics Training Room, Bar Harbor ME.
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Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a
Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.). They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).
Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop
accessible to everybody.
The workshop organizers have checked that:
The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
Accessible restrooms are available.
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and
large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the
organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for
you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please
get in touch (using contact details below) and we will
attempt to provide them.
Install R by downloading and running
this .exe file
Also, please install the
Note that if you have separate user and admin accounts, you should run the
installers as administrator (right-click on .exe file and select "Run as
administrator" instead of double-clicking). Otherwise problems may occur later,
for example when installing R packages.
You can download the binary files for your distribution
from CRAN. Or
you can use your package manager (e.g. for Debian/Ubuntu
run sudo apt-get install r-base and for Fedora run
sudo dnf install R). Also, please install the
For this lesson you will need OpenRefine and a
web browser. Note: this is a Java program that runs on your machine (not in the cloud).
It runs inside a web browser, but no web connection is needed.