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May 23-25: R workshop for microbial ecologists

From Pat Schloss:

Hi mothur users,

I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching another of my R workshops for microbial ecologists this May. The workshop will run from May 23rd to 25th near the Detroit airport. The workshop is being filled on a first come, first served basis. The workshop is geared towards people with interests in microbial ecology that would like to learn R or to learn it better so you shouldn’t feel like this isn’t for you if you are a beginner. I assume no previous computer programming experience. The workshop is an even blend of lecture/discussion and hands on use of R with real data and typically uses mothur output files as a starting point. Here is a rough outline of the content that past workshops have covered.

Introduction to R – R Studio, R markdown, operations, variable types
R basics – getting data in and out, packages
Programming in R – Functions, loops
Programming in R – Controlling flow
Data visualization
Using packages

I’m going to shift the focus of previous workshops from using R to write programs to using R to drive your data presentation with R markdown and data visualization. Feel free to email me pschloss with any questions or if you would like to learn more about registering, accommodations,and fees.


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