This course will provide you with the opportunity to gain skills in data analysis and presentation using R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
| R Workshop in Biology (fall)||1.0 Units|
|Jonathan Myers, Ph.D.|
Associate Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program
|Chris Shaffer, Ph.D.|
Lecturer of Biology
|Description: Biologists in all areas increasingly find that they have the need and opportunity to work with large data sets. The goal of this 1-credit course is to provide students with an opportunity to gain skills in data analysis and presentation using R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org). Topics include an introduction to basic programming in R, data types and manipulation, graphics, hypothesis testing and statistics, and applications to various fields of biology ranging from ecology to genomics. The course consists of ten, two-hour workshops that include a brief introduction to key concepts in R and applications in biology, followed by interactive, hands-on tutorials.|
* This course engages first year students in discussions about current biological research. It is optional and does not replace requirements for the Biology major or for pre-health careers. See the Handbook for Biology Majors for details of Biology major requirements.