Introduction to R for Biologists
Presenter – Jessica Chung
This introduction to R and RStudio will provide beginners with experience with loading, manipulating and visualising biological data using the tidyverse collection of R packages. The example data used is publicly available RNA-seq data, therefore attendees will gain experience in the structure and appearance of RNA-seq data.
This workshop has been developed collaboratively by training specialists at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Melbourne Bioinformatics.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- load tabular data into R
- apply tidyverse functions to manipulate data in R
- produce simple plots such boxplots using ggplot
- understand and apply data faceting in ggplot
- modify the aesthetics of a ggplot plot.
Prerequisites and Requirements
The workshop is aimed at bench biologists with no coding/programming skills.
This is a hands-on workshop and attendees must bring their own charged laptops to the workshop with the following software preinstalled:
- access to Uniwireless/Eduroam
- web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended)
- R (>= version 3.5)
Earlier in October I attended the Introduction to R for Biologists course. With a bit of delay, I wanted to say how much I liked this course! Thank you so much for delivering this fantastic course, it was really valuable for me.