Introduction to tidyverse R in Antwerp


The use of R in the data science field has increased enormously in the last few years. One very useful toolkit for a wide variety of analyses is the ‘tidyverse’: a collection of R-packages used for data manipulation, exploration and visualisation that share a common design philosophy. Tidyverse packages are intended to make statisticians and data scientists more productive by guiding them through workflows that facilitate communication, and result in reproducible work products.


This is a four hour workshop, were you will learn:


  • The difference between tidy and untidy data
  • How to create tidy datasets and manipulate them using the main tidyr and dplyr verbs
  • Integrate data visualization into your workflow using ggplot2
  • Use tidyverse functions to research biological problems



Please bring your own laptop with the last version of R and RStudio installed, instructions will be given to participants. Also make sure you have eduroam configured so you can get internet connection.


Target audience

Life scientists, students and industry staff are welcome for this session.


A very basic knowledge of the R programming language (or any other programming language) is expected. In case you would like to attend a session to learn the foundations of R, please get in contact.

More information


  • This workshop is given for free, but has limited seats. Please register only if you are sure you can attend and use your own laptop.
  • The material for this workshop is from the tidyverse workshop taught at Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2017 last December.
  • We intend to cover demand from the waiting list of the previous workshop, by giving more workshops in different locations: Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven. If you are interested in having another workshop like this or similar please get in contact.


This event is organised by ELIXIR Belgium, together with Paula Andrea Martinez, Stijn Wittouck and Sander Wuyts from the University of Antwerp.

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The registrations for this workshop are now closed (The event is full). If you are interested in a similar workshop in Leuven or Ghent keep and eye on TeSS


Paula Andrea Martinez​


ELIXIR Belgium​




21 February 2018, from 14h00 to 18h00


Campus Middelheim (CMI), building G, room G.005
Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerp


Stijn Wittouck and Sander Wuyts
Registration is closed.

Registration start date:

11 January 2018 (16:00)

Registration end date:

18 January 2018