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R for Beginners

Using R for Data Wrangling, Analysis, and Visualization

Pre-survey & Workshop Evaluation

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Workshop Agenda

Thursday, January 20th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM


  1. R and RStudio Installation
  2. More about RStudio - interface, projects, working directory
  3. R package installation
  4. Objects, functions, and comments
  5. Vectors and data types
  6. Missing data
Installation for PC
  1. Download R from
  2. Download RStudio at
Installation for Mac
  1. Check your version number and make sure to download the correct version of R/RStudio.

  2. Download R from, and select the .pkg link based on your macOS version.

  3. Download RStudio at

R & RStudio Installation Guidance

Course Materials
Additional Resources

Thursday, January 27th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

  1. Data frames and tibbles
  2. Factors
  3. Dates


About the Dataset

The data used for this lesson are in the figshare repository at:

This lesson uses SAFI_clean.csv. The direct download link for this file is:

Course Materials
Extra Materials

Thursday, February 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

  1. Data wrangling with dplyr
  2. Reformat data with tidyr
  3. Export data


Course Materials
Extra Materials

Thursday, February 10th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

  1. About ggplot
  2. Building your plots iteratively
  3. Boxplots
  4. Bar charts
  5. Faceting
Course Materials
Extra Materials

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