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.


Alethea Rea

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. This course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this knowledge 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)


NOVEMBER 2017 COURSE IS NOW FULL, dates for next year to be released soon


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