**LAST OCCURENCE : Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 9am – 5pm**

This one-day course is addressed to anyone who wants to learn the basics of the R software language. It is given** in French **by Prof. Thomas Clerc and Prof. Florence Yerly.

R is a comprehensive, flexible and powerful tool for statistical analysis and graphics. It has become a more and more used language among scientists for data manipulation, modeling and visualization. As a very popular open source software, R is continuously updated and extended with new libraries (almost 13’000 nowadays) provided by users for a wide variety of tasks related to statistics.

The course will give an introduction to R and Rstudio (an integrated development environment for R) in an interactive manner, using datasets for the practice of data manipulation and visualization.

**Objectives**

At the end of the course, participants should be comfortable with the R environment and be able to read, understand and write R commands, allowing them in particular:

- to interact with the R environment
- to import data, explore it and summarise it
- to visualize data with graphs
- to write their own functions

**Content**

- software installation (R and R-studio),
- basic manipulations
- Importing and writing data
- descriptive statistics
- data handling (sort, extract, …)
- data visualization (histograms, boxplots, barplots)
- programming basics
- own functions
- Introducing specific libraries (to define according to the interest of the public)

**Course material**

Participants will bring their own portable computer. (Please contact us if this is not possible.)

**Further information:**

- instructions for installing R and Rstudio will be given before the course.
- the maximum number of participants is 18.
- the participation fee is 500 CHF / 400 CHF for Swiss Engineering-section Fribourg members