Course Advanced R

ECTS: 1.4

Course leader: Florian Franck Privé

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 1,680.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2022

Application deadline: 22/08/2022

Start date: 19/09/2022

Administrator: Annette Poulsen

Criteria for participation

In order to take part of this course, you must have some basic knowledge in R and some experience writing some R code; How to create variables, functions, loops, etc. and how to subset objects such as vectors and data frames.

The course A297/03 Advanced R is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2022.

Criteria for participation: Participants must have some basic knowledge in R and some experience writing some R code. How to create variables, functions, loops, etc. How to subset objects such as vectors and data frames.

Aim: This course aims to give students a greater understanding of the R language for them to produce more clean, sophisticated, and efficient R code, and make them adopt better practices and learn more about packages and tools that will simplify their life when coding in R and doing some data analysis and visualization.

Note that this is NOT a Statistics course at all.

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

  • Use RStudio with a better setup to be more efficient in their work
  • Version their code with Git to keep track of changes in their code
  • Understand more R as a programming language and write better,
  • simpler code
  • Manipulate and visualize data with the tidyverse and R Markdown
  • Produce efficient R code
  • Develop an R package

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 35 hours.

Content: 

  • Good practices and advanced programming with R
  • Data analysis with the tidyverse
  • Code performance
  • How to make an R package

Instructors: Florian Privé and Clara Albiñana

Venue: Building 2641, Fuglesangs Allé 26, 8210 Aarhus V

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Health Research Year students and Health Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 19 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00
  • 20 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00
  • 21 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00
  • 22 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00
  • 23 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00