This four-day workshop will cover the basics of R – the general syntax of the language, the basic data types and how to manipulate them, as well as how to find more information when doing novel analyses. The course does not focus on any particular analysis but uses DNA sequences as a case study to apply the covered material. We will also cover using Jetstream, the research cloud, to power analyses in RStudio, but the use of personal installations on laptops is fine for the workshop.
Course Outcomes: The goal of this course is to get you started in R, be able to read and write code, and figure out where to get help when needed. Specifically, you will:
- Navigate and use the Unix file system, including understanding directory structure/permissions, and creating/editing/removing files R and Rstudio (on and off Jetstream) – load files, export graphs, etc.
- Understand how to install, load, and use new libraries.
- Become familiar with Bioconductor Project.
- Understand basic data types, functions, objects, and classes in R.
- Write and use a function!
Bring your own computer. Each day, users will be running RStudio VMs through Jetstream.