Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis

Introduction to R, Part I


Monday, February 18, 2013



3060 Torgersen Hall


Jinhui Sun

Course Topics

R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. Part I of this short course consists of 2 sections:

  • Section 1 introduces R programming basics, including data objects, loops, and importing/exporting datasets. These concepts will be reinforced using examples of data manipulation and data cleaning.
  • Section 2 discusses the R graphics environment and the creation of basic statistical plots as well as paper/presentation quality graphics.

R can be downloaded here:
RStudio can be downloaded here:

LISA Short Course: Introduction to R, Part I (Partial) from LISA on Vimeo.

PLEASE NOTE: This recording is of the first half of the course only. The instructor forgot to un-pause the recording after taking a short break.

Course Materials