Data Science Training Program
Friday, February 4, 2022

Leandro Lima, PhD

Bioinformatician II

Ayushi Agrawal, PhD

Bioinformatician II

The scripting language R is considered one of the most powerful languages for quantitative analysis, statistics, and graphics. This workshop will help you get started using R to analyze your datasets and create graphs for visualization. You'll do hands-on exercises to demystify data analysis using R.

From our previous experience in teaching this workshop, we know that some of the folks register with an expectation to learn how to use ggplot2, seurat, dplyr, etc., but most registrants come absolutely uninitiated. 

This workshop is designed for those who have no background in programming/R. ggplot2, seurat, dplyr, etc. will not be covered but some of them will be covered in our intermediate-level workshops.

You’ll learn:

  • RStudio interface
  • Addition, subtraction, basic math operations
  • Assigning values to variables
  • Commenting in a script
  • Logical operators
  • Intro to functions and libraries
  • Reading data
  • Troubleshooting error messages
  • Exploring data (basic summaries such as mean, median, etc.)
  • Selecting subsets of data
  • Plotting data
  • Data structures available in R

No background in statistics or computing is necessary. Have your laptop ready with RStudio and R installed.

This is an introductory workshop in the R Scripting series. No prior experience with programming or R/RStudio is required for this course. No prerequisites. Absolute beginners are especially welcome!

Visit the workshop site for more details and materials.


February 4, 2022
1:00-3:00pm PST

The Gladstone Data Science Training Program was started in 2018 to provide trainees with learning opportunities and hands-on workshops to improve their skills in bioinformatics and computational analysis. This program offers a series of workshops throughout the year to enable trainees to gain new skills and get support with their questions and data.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.