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First steps with R

This workshop will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent within 24 hours of the event.

This workshop is a first introduction to using R with RStudio and covers common tasks in data analysis.

It is not recommended for users already comfortable with the basics of R, but may provide a helpful review.

The workshop does not assume any experience with R, statistics, other programs for statistical analysis, or any programming experience at all. However, experience with any of these can make getting started in R easier.

The focus in this session is building familiarity with how one interacts with R and RStudio by working through common tasks.


This workshop covers:

  • why use R
  • navigating the RStudio interface
  • importing data
  • manipulating datasets (e.g., creating variables, recoding variables, subsetting datasets)
  • basic analysis of data
  • basic data visualization
  • saving your results, data, and visualizations
  • a suggested workflow

NEW: Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2021 semester will be eligible for a prize! How it works: Register for a library workshop or tour. After you have attended at least 3, a librarian will contact you with information about how to pick up your prize. Learn more about this incentive program at: guides.library.yale.edu/WorkshopIncentiveProgram

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Miscellaneous     Graduate Students     Marx Science and Social Science Library     Statistics     Undergraduate Students  

Registration is required. There are 26 seats available.

Event Organizer

Sara Gottlieb-Cohen