Centre for Applied Statistics

R Basics - July and November 2017

Further information

Short courses


2 days

Dates and Time 

  • 4 - 5 July 2017
  • 28 - 29 November 2017

Course will run from 9am - 5pm all days. Registration will open at 8.45am on the first day.


Martin Firth

This practical course introduces you to R ? one of the most powerful tools for statistical computing.

Workshop Description

R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this experience are encouraged to attend the Introductory Statistics course first.


  • Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages.
  • Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models.
  • Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format.
  • Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.

The course will involve practical examples that participants can work through. Each participant must bring their own laptop with R installed. One week before the course we will send you instructions on how to install R and any associated packages required for the course. If you do not have access to a laptop please contact us as we may be able to provide one for you.


  • $132 for UWA PhD or Masters by Research only (no coursework) students (GST inclusive)
  • $570 for all other enrolments (GST inclusive)


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