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Corporate Academy

Introduction to R

Duration: 4 half days
Audience: Anyone who has to analyze and process data with R.

Course fee


UG students: € 45
UG staff: € 185
PhD students: € 45

Hanze students: € 65
Staff from UMCG or Hanze: € 225
External: € 425

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: CIT secretariat (050 - 36 39200)

Course fee includes course documentation.

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The language is very popular among academic scientists and researchers. R has a reputation of being hard to learn, maybe due to the fact that it lacks a Graphical User Interface (GUI). This introduction to R will give a starting point for people newly interested in R. It emphasizes on the understanding of how R works, with the aim of a beginner, rather than expert, use.


  • Introduction to R and RStudio
  • Reading, transforming and selecting data
  • Data Visualization
  • Analyzing data (performing statistical tests)

Course format

Presentation of theory, demonstrations, self study and hands-on practice.


Learn how to work with R to easily enter and transform data and how to analyze your data.


Experience with Windows.
Knowledge of basic statistical techniques is required: descriptive statistics, exploring relationships among variables (correlation, regression) and comparing groups (student t-test, crosstabs and Chi-square). No statistics education will be given during the course.

Last modified:03 October 2018 12.22 p.m.