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Introduction to R


5 half days
Be sure to reserve some hours for homework for each course session, especially if you have little experience with R.

Audience: Anyone who has to analyze and process data with R.

Course fee

Students and PhD students: € 50
Staff UG, UMCG, Hanze: € 225
External: € 525

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: CIT secretariat (050 - 36 39200)

Course fee as from 2nd quarter

Enrollment as from 2nd quarter

Students: € 95
PhD students: € 345
Staff UG, UMCG, Hanze: € 645
External: € 1145

Course dates and enrollment
Course fee includes course documentation.

Data analysis with R

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, aiming at a beginner's level, rather than at expert use.

Course contents

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

Table of Contents

Introduction to R

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:01 March 2021 3.33 p.m.