NCSB Systems Biology Tutorial: Statistics with R

1st announcement

Date: Friday, 2012 April 20, 10.00 – 16.30 h
Location:

Room F401, Science (W&N) Building,
VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1085
1081HV Amsterdam

Tutors: Douwe Molenaar, Hannes Hettling
Admission: Free for all PhD students and postdocs from in- and outside of NCSB
Contact: Douwe Molenaar
Webpage: www.ncsb.nl/tutorial/statistics
Registration: www.ncsb.nl/congress/public (free, but first come, first served)

This is a one-day introduction to the possibilities of R for those who would like to use, or have already started using R for statistical data analysis.

The day will start with a lecture in which the philosophy behind the R-language will be explained. This will allow you to better understand the data structures in R. Also, you will be shown some of the advanced possibilities of R as well as where to find tutorials if you want to know more about those techniques. Subsequently there will be a computer tutorial where you can start either to learn working with R or, if you already have some experience, start to explore more advanced topics in R. The tutorial contains material from an introductory master course that is taught at the VU University.

Topics to be touched upon: R language basics, installing R and R-packages, finding help, editors for R, basic statistical tests, model fitting, reading/writing data from/to files, making publication-ready graphs, books and tutorials on the use of R.