May 6-8, 2015 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal


The R language for statistical computing is a freely available, comprehensive statistical package with excellent graphical capabilities. As such, it has become an indispensable tool in all fields of biological research: many new statistical methods have been developed in recent years using R and numerous top-rank journals nowadays favor its use for the publication of scientific results.


The objective of this short course is to provide a general introduction towards using R for data analyses. We will provide a general review of basic operations, data types and management, aiming at familiarizing the students with the R environment without requirement of prior experience in R or programming. The course will follow a hands-on approach, with a theoretical background previous to each practical session.


This course will provide the basis for more advanced courses on specific topics using R, and it will be a requirement for students interested in enrolling in those courses.


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Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou
Cristina García
Jesús Muñoz Pajares
Pedro Tarroso



The course will be open to a maximum number of 25 participants.
Priority will be given to:

  1. 1st year PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
  2. Other BIODIV students;
  3. PhD students attending other courses.



Registration deadline: April 27, 2015.



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