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Mon 15 May - Tue 16 May 2017
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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CRUK: An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R

Mon 15 May - Tue 16 May 2017

Description

This course provides an introduction to the R programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. A variety of examples with a biological theme will be presented.

The course website providing links to the course materials is here.

This event is part of a series of training courses organized in collaboration with Dr. Mark Dunning at CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites
  • No prior programming experience is required, but those attending should be able to use a plain text editor.
  • A very basic knowledge of UNIX would be an advantage, but nothing will be assumed and extremely little will be required.
Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 15 May 2017   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE Mark Dunning,  Dr Jing Su (use js590),  Ashley Sawle,  Stephanie Owen,  Dr S. Ballereau
2 Tue 16 May 2017   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE Mark Dunning,  Dr Jing Su (use js590),  Ashley Sawle,  Stephanie Owen,  Dr S. Ballereau
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Biology, Data handling

Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Import data and plot graphs
  • Perform statistical tests in R and interpret the results
  • Create a documented and reproducible piece of R code to process biological data
  • Know how to develop your skills in R after the course
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • The RStudio interface to R
  • The many ways to access help about R
  • Basic object types in R
  • Importing tabular data into R
  • Manipulating data in R
  • Using in-built functions
  • Basic programming with if/else statements and for loops
  • Creating your own functions
  • Statistical testing in R
  • Executing basic data analysis workflows in R
  • Basic Plotting
  • Customizing plots
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Timetable

Day 1 Topics Speakers
9:30 - 11:00 Introduction to R and its environment Mark Dunning
11:00 - 12:30 Data Structures
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Data Analysis Example Mark Dunning
15:00 - 17:30 Plotting in R
Day 2
9:30 - 11:00 Further customisation of plots Mark Dunning
11:00 - 12:30 Statistics
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Data Manipulation Techniques Mark Dunning
15:30 - 17:00 Programming in R
17:00 - 17:30 Wrap-up
Registration Fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
Duration

2

Frequency

A number of times per year

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Theme
Core skills

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