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Introduction to R

Academic Lead: Dr Cedric Ginestet and Dr Ewan Carr

Date: 27th February - 1st March 2019

Time: 09:00 – 17:30

Venue: Computer Room A & B, Main Building. Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences (IoPPN), King's College London. View Map.


  • External £450
  • KCL Staff £337.5
  • KCL Student £225
  • Other student £337.5
  • King's Health Partners £337.5

(That is, 50% discount to King's College London PhD students, 25% discount to other students and staff at King's College London and King's Health Partners)

Last booking: 18th February 2019

BOOKING: Booking for this course has now closed.


Requirements: No prior knowledge of R is assumed, but some experience in any programming language would be useful. Familiarity with basic statistical concepts and linear regression analyses is required for the Penalised regression session. 

Course Aims:This course aims to provide a basic introduction to the R software. This will cover: (i) obtaining and installing R, (ii) dealing with various data objects such as vector, matrix and data frame, (iii) importing/exporting data from/to ASCII text, spread sheet (Excel) and other statistical software’s (e.g., Stata, SPSS) (iv) some statistical analysis in R such as summary statistics, t-test, chi-squared test, linear regression, logistic regression and (v) R graphics using ggplot2 for creating and storing graphics in R.


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