This class will teach participants how to interact with R through the console. Interacting with R through the console is the prerequisite to start using higher functions provided within packages. Student in this first session will be introduced to basic R commands and help functions. We will review different data structures and how to manipulate them. Finally, we’ll learn how to write small instruction sets in R and build functions.
Course Outline:

Discovery the R console and RStudio interface

Basic operation in R

Imputing data

Removing data

The help function

Data structures and data manipulation

Vectors

Matrices

Data frames

Lists

Problems

Using indexes to select data subset

Displaying your data

Import and export

Importing / exporting text file (.txt, .csv...)

Importing Excel (.xls, .xlsx)

Importing from SAS, SPSS, STATA, Systat...

Problems

How to save a R object

Editing an object with reshape

Basic of programming concept with R

Loops

Conditional executions

Problems

The Fibonacci list

Example of an R function
The lecture is based on the following books and websites:
About the Instructor:
David Ruau; Postdoctoral Research fellow, Pediatrics  Please
contact David Ruau if you have questions about course content, etc.
Prequisites:
Students must have completed the
instructions installing R on a Windows Machine or a Mac before taking this class.