R via the Tidyverse

Introduction to R for non-programmers.

The goal of this lesson is to teach novice programmers to write modular code and best practices for using R for data analysis.

Note that this workshop will focus on teaching the fundamentals of the programming language R, and will not teach statistical analysis.

A variety of third party packages are used throughout this workshop. These are not necessarily the best, nor are they comprehensive, but they are packages we find useful, and have been chosen primarily for their usability.


Understand that computers store data and instructions (programs, scripts etc.) in files. Files are organised in directories (folders). Know how to access files not in the working directory by specifying the path.


Setup Download files required for the lesson
00:00 1. Introduction to R and RStudio How to find your way around RStudio?
How to interact with R?
How to manage your environment?
How to install packages?
00:55 2. Data Visualization via ggplot2
00:55 3. Data Structures How can I read data in R?
What are the basic data types in R?
How do I represent categorical information in R?
01:50 4. Project Management With RStudio How can I manage my projects in R?
02:20 5. Data Wrangling via dplyr
02:20 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.