12th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

Module 3: Introduction to R

Mon Jul 13 to Wed Jul 15

Module dates/times: Monday, July 13; Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15. Live sessions will start no earlier than 8 a.m. Pacific and end no later than 2:30 p.m. Pacific, except for Wednesdays. For modules that end on Wednesday, live sessions will end by 11 a.m. Pacific. For modules that start on Wednesday, live sessions will begin no earlier than 11:30 a.m.

This module introduces the R statistical environment, assuming no prior knowledge. It provides a foundation for the use of R for computation in later modules.

In addition to discussing basic data management tasks in R, such as reading in data and producing summaries through R scripts, we will also introduce R’s graphics functions, its powerful package system, and simple methods of looping.

Hands-on use of R is a major component of this module; users require a laptop and will use it in all sessions. Examples and exercises will use data drawn from biological and medical applications, including infectious diseases and genetics. Participants require a laptop and will use it in all sessions.