R4All: Building on the basics of R

Lecturers Two of Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey (University of Zurich), Dr. Andrew Beckerman (University of Sheffield), Dr. Dylan Childs (University of Sheffield), and Dr. Natalie Cooper (Natural History Museum London) (www.r4all.org)
Certificate Confirmation of participation

Basic R users with a life science background.

  • CHF 600.- for members of UZH/ETH and associated institutes
  • CHF 800.- for alumni of UZH/ETH, members of other universities, federal and cantonal research facilities and agencies, non-profit organisations
  • CHF 1200.- for companies

This course builds on the course “R4All: An introduction to the basics of R”, though could be taken by anyone with a reasonable grasp of the modern basics (e.g., is acquainted with the concept of tidy data, and the basic use of the add-on packages dplyr and ggplot2). R4All has been providing this course to researchers across the globe for over ten years, giving the time and experience to design and finesse the course structure and content. Our latest development (new in 2015) has been for us to teach a modern approach to working in R, which focuses on simple, intuitive, and coherent tools.
Topics include:

  • Review foundational concepts (e.g., tidy data)
  • Linear models, including ANOVA, regression, and ANCOVA.
  • Generalised linear models.
  • Basic linear mixed models.
  • A selection of on-demand advanced topics, including: report creating with knitr, working efficiently with multiple statistical models (e.g., package broom), visualization of models with the ggplot2 package.
  • Putting this together to solve a problem.

For all Zurich R Courses participants should bring their own laptops to the course. Internet access will be provided, to allow installation of any required software and packages.

Dates September 14-15, 2017
Registration deadline: 14.08.2017
  After registering you will receive a short automatic confirmation by email. If you received this email you are successfully and bindingly registered for the course. For administrative reasons the written invoice won't be sent out until about two weeks before the course.