Introduction to “R” Software

  • Start Date: May 08, 2017
  • End Date: May 08, 2017
  • Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • City: Castlegar, BC
  • Venue: Selkirk College, Main campus Castlegar, Rm G17
  • Instructor: Dr. Carl Schwarz

Course Description

New to R?

The purpose of this 1/2 day workshop was to give participants and introduction to R/RStudio so that you can take full advantage of the subsequent 3 day course:  Stats Refresher for Biologists in “R”, see here for details. This course may also be taken on it’s own.

Course content

R/Rstudio – mechanics of using
Basic R syntax and concepts
Basic input/output
Basic data structures (Data frames)
Basic ggplot (creating graphs)
Basic model fitting (lm), getting output (method functions), plotting (ggplot)


Dr. Carl Schwarz, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University. Carl has taught  many courses with CMI, and is back by popular request!  Learn more about Carl here, and feel free to contact him with your questions at


Course registration included a catered refreshment break, students are expected to purchase their own lunches and can do so at the Selkirk College cafeteria.

CMI members:  $98*

Non-members:  $143

*You can purchase your CMI membership at the same time as registering for this course


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