Foundations of R for beginners

​Foundations of R for beginners is short hands-on workshop for people with no programming experience who would like to start learning R.

The learning objectives

  • Create a project for data analysis
  • Execute basic operations in R
  • Find the R style guide
  • Practice using the help in RStudio
  • Describe differences between R data types and R data structures
  • Read tabular data into R
  • Select subsets of your data
  • Describe how to diagnose programming problems and to look up answers from the web or forums
  • Recall how to install packages


This course is aimed at people who wish to start learning R from scratch. No previous experience with R or other programming languages is expected.


As this is a hands-on workshop you are required to bring your laptop with the software installed.
Please install the latest versions of R and RStudio before the workshop. Instructions will be sent to participants.


This event is organised by ELIXIR Belgium, together with VUB and Paula Andrea Martinez.

Elixir Belgium

Paula Andrea Martinez​


ELIXIR Belgium​



19 February 2018, from 14h00 to 17h00


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Etterbeek
Room D.2.18
Boulevard de la Plaine 2
1050 Ixelles


Paula Andrea Martinez
Registration is closed.

Registration start date:

9 February 2018 (12:00)

Registration end date:

19 February 2018 (12:00)