Intro to R imageThis is a command based course, not related to any specific area of research. No experience or previous knowledge to R is required to attend this course.

For a more in depth course on programming we provide Introduction to Programming Using R

Course Tutor: Krupa Shukla

This course has been approved by the Royal College of Physicians for 6 CPD credits.

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

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Please book your place on-line below:

Course Rates


£198.00: Imperial College only.

£333.00: External rate.


£220.00: Imperial College only.

£370.00: External rate

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2021-2022 Dates

  • Wednesday 13 October 2021
  • Tuesday 25 January 2022
  • Tuesday 26 April 2022



Time and Location

The courses will run online via Microsoft Teams for an unforseeable future. 

The courses may be split into two half days in the current situation.

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

Course Content

Getting Started in R

  • The RStudio Screen
  • The R working directory
  • R Workspace
  • R History
  • Repositories and Packages in R

Working with R Objects

  • Functions in R
  • Objects-a matter of class
  • Missing values
  • Subsetting from vectors and matrices

Working with Data

  • Vector and Matrix manipulation
  • Lists and Data frames
  • Reading and writing Data
  • Getting to know your data
  • Visualising data using R Graphs

Programming Concepts

  • Control Structures
  • Writing Scripts
  • Writing Functions