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ONLINE: Data Skills – Introduction to RStudio

ONLINE: Data Skills – Introduction to RStudio

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

R is an open source software that has gained a lot of popularity in the community due to its power and capability to make research more reproducible. Many disciplines are now switching to using R over other paid software; however, many might be intimidated by the programming skills required to use R. Well, fear no more! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of R and how to navigate the interface. You can expect to learn the following by the end of this workshop:

  • Getting comfortable with the R interface
  • Learning the basics of R programming
  • Working with packages
  • Importing data
  • Creating basic descriptive statistics and frequency tables

Prior knowledge of R is not required to attend this workshop. This is Part 1 of a four-part workshop series on RStudio.

NOTE: This workshop will be held online via Zoom. You MUST have a University of Guelph email (ending in either or to register and participate in this workshop. An email will be sent to all registered attendees 24 hours before the workshop. Registration closes 24 hours before the workshop.

Software/Account Requirements:
Before starting the workshop, please complete the following:

  1. Download and Install R:
    Windows User
    Mac User
  2. Install RStudio Desktop
    What is R used for? Introduction to RStudio basics (5 minutes)

If you have any issues with your install, please contact the IT Help Desk.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Ontario Canada

Additional Info

Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff