Interactive Course

CBB Jamboree - Intro to R

  • 1 hour
  • 0 Videos
  • 39 Exercises
  • 36 Participants
  • 2,250 XP

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Course Description

This course is designed for the Yale University Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB) program's Jamboree. It provides a quick introduction to basic R commands while assuming familiarity with programming concepts. The majority of the course focuses on tidy data analysis using tidyr/dplyr and visualization using ggplot2

  1. 1

    Intro to basics

    In this chapter, based on DataCamp's Intro To R course, you will take your first steps with R. You will learn how to use the console as a calculator and how to assign variables. You will also get to know the basic data types in R. Let's get started!

  2. 2

    Data the Tidy Way

    In this chapter, you will learn some of the fundamentals of taking raw data and cleaning it to form tidy data, the fundamental currency of data science and visualization tools such as ggplot2.

  3. 3

    Beautiful Data

    From tidy data comes great visualization - learn how to visualize your data using the grammer of graphics.

  4. 4

    Application to Expression Data

    In this chapter, you will combine what you learned in the first three chapters to read in, tidy, and visualize gene expression data. Let's get started!

  5. 5

    Extra Credit - Summarising Data

    Now at the end of our course, use what you know to take your data science investigations to the next level!

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Robert Amezquita
Robert Amezquita


PhD Candidate at Yale University Dept. of Immunobiology, with a fondness for (epi)genomics, cooking, dogs, biking, and Rocket League.

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