Data Analysis with R

R is a language that has become one of the most popular tools for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing data. While there are many R courses, learning these skills can involve a steep learning curve, especially for people with no experience in programming or data analysis. This course aims to help with this initial difficulty by equipping learners with essential skills in using R, including data wrangling and plotting.

The topics of this introductory course include data importing and exporting, handling real-life data sets and creating publication-ready plots with R. The topics will be covered using hands-on teaching and exercises.

Learning objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:
Navigate RStudio
Understand R syntax and how to write R code
Import and export data using R
Use tidyverse package for data wrangling
Use ggplot2 package for creating high-quality plots
Perform basic statistics in R (t-tests, linear regression)


No prerequisites. No previous experience in R, programming or working in a command line environment is required.

This is a two-day course from 9 am to 4 pm. The course will be organized primarily on-site at the CSC Training Facilities (Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland), but online participation can be arranged if needed by request.


Heli Juottonen and Valeria Caras (CSC)