Intro to R image

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

The R language allows the user, for instance, to program a series of commands to pre-process and manipulate data and then analyse that data before tailoring, presenting and plotting the results. R packages are pre-written code to find a solution to problem. R packages shared by other R users allows the user to find efficient solution to problem with ease.

Not related to any specific area of research, this two-days command-based workshop will go through basics of R with further emphasis on data management and manipulation.

Firstly introducing participants with R, a command-driven language for statistical analysis, then progressing from data entry to data management and manipulation using the widely popular “tidyverse” package, finally, visualisation of data using the ggplot2 package.

No experience or previous knowledge to R is required to attend this course.

 Course Tutor: Krupa Shukla

This course has been approved by the Royal College of Physicians for 12 CPD credits.

Course Content

  • Understanding R
  • R and R Studio
  • R Objects
  • Properties of R objects
  • Subsetting from R Objects
  • Working with Data
  • Operators and functions
  • Lists and Dataframes
  • Data Input/Output
  • R Environment
  • Basic Programming components
  • The ‘tidyverse’ package
  • Data Management using tidyverse
  • Recoding factors
  • Data manipulation
  • Plotting graphs with ggplot2


Early Bird rate is available for those who book early (up to 4 weeks before the session runs)

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Fees and dates for 2023-2024

Course Fees


£540.00: Imperial College only.

£828.00: External rate.


£600.00: Imperial College only

£920.00: External rate

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  • Tues 03 & Wed 04 October 2023
  • Wed 15 & Thurs 16 November 2023 (ONLINE)
  • Wed 24 & Thurs 25 January 2024
  • Tues 19 & Wed 20 March 2024 (ONLINE)
  • Tues 21 & Wed 22 May 2024
  • Tues 23 & Wed 24 July 2024

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Time and Location

The course may be switched to online in unforeseen circumstances.

Exact details will be sent a week prior to the course date.