Course N/T Introduction to R (extra course)


Course leader: Rodrigo Labouriau

Language: English

Graduate school: Course collaboration

Course fee: 1,200.00 DKK

Max seats: 20

Applicants: 21

Status: Course is finished

Semester: Fall 2021

Application deadline: 28/10/2021

Start date: 11/11/2021

Administrator: Thilde Møller Risgaard

The course Introduction to R is being offered by the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS and Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Aarhus University, fall 2021.

No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 12 hours confrontation + 12 hours homework/self study.

Capacity limits: Minimum 10 and maximum 20 participants

Criteria for participation:
It is assumed that each student works on her/his own computer. The PhD students should install the program R and Rstudio on their computers before the course starts.

PhD students who intend to follow the course Basic Statistical Analysis in Life and Environmental Sciences will have priority in the course Introduction to R.

Aim: The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the basic use of the software R. The course is designed to build up the basic skills in R necessary for attending to the course Basic Statistical Analysis for Life and Environmental Sciences.

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Read and write data in R, perform basic operations with variables, vectors, make simple tabulations, use and create simple functions, use repeated and conditional calculations, reshape and merge data sets, draw simple graphs in R, and use and install packages in R.


1 – Introduction to edition in an R environment
2 – Basic data structures in R
3 – Methods to read and write data in R
4 – Basic calculations and manipulations of data in R
5 – Simple descriptive statistics and graphical representation of data in R
6 – Installing and using packages in R.

Teaching methods: Lectures interlaced with practical exercises and homework.

Instructors: Rodrigo Labouriau


Den 11. november fra 9-12 – room 1520-616
Den 11. november fra 13-15 - room 1531-119 (Aud D2) 
Den 12. november fra 9-12 - room 1520-316 
Den 12. november fra 13-15 - room 1520-316 

No show fee:

A no-show fee is introduced at the transferable skills courses for course participants who do not show up at the course or cancel their course participation after the course registration deadline – unless they can provide a Doctor’s note. The no-show fee will be DKK 1,200 (the price of one ECTS). The no-show fee is introduced because of many late cancellations, thus preventing people from the waiting lists to have a seat at the courses.

Participation in the course is without cost for PhD students from Aarhus University.

Due to an Agreement between Danish Universities coming into force as of 1 January 2011, participants from other universities than Aarhus University will have to pay DKK 1,200 per ECTS. In principle this also applies to external parties, but exemption can be granted under specific circumstances.

Please be aware that your registration for the course not necessarily equals your admission for the course. You will receive an e-mail after the registration deadline regarding whether you are admitted for the course or if you are registered on the waiting list. Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course dates:

  • 11 November 2021 09:15 - 15:00
  • 12 November 2021 09:15 - 15:00