NHS-R Conference Workshop: Introduction to R and R Studio – 2nd & 3rd November 2022

Introduction to R and R Studio

  • Wednesday 2nd Novemeber 2022 and
  • Thursday 3rd November 2022

The course will be two half days 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and will take place online.

Learn about how to import data, wrangle data and produce and export graphs.

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of R is required; however, it is assumed that you will have a moderate level of computer literacy. For example, you will be able to navigate to drives and files and be confident in searching for solutions to technical problems on the internet. You will work with, or have an interest in, data..

About the course: This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in data analysis using Excel, SQL, Access or uses statistical programmes like SPSS to get started with R and R Studio.  After these two half days, you will:

  • See examples of R in producing healthcare related visualisations and use publicly available healthcare data to answer questions.
  • Recognise and understand key terms often used by users of R.
  • Interact with R using the RStudio environment.
  • Learn how to set up some of the accessibility features of RStudio.
  • Take charge of their workflow using RStudio projects.
  • Import data into R using csv files (other data sources will be discussed).
  • Carry out data manipulation using simple steps to solve complex problems.
  • Join multiple tables together.
  • Produce and save plots using ggplot2.
  • Learn how to find more information on functions within R packages.
  • Open an RMarkdown template and learn how to get started in producing an integrated text and code report. Take away ideas for continuing learning after the course

Please see the full list of NHS-R Conference Workshops available here

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Zoë Turner

Data Scientist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Zoë has worked in analysis roles for over 10 years and is now a Data Scientist at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust working with both R and SQL on a daily basis. She started learning R with the very first courses put on by NHS-R Community and today is a very proud Senior Fellow who enjoys getting others started on their journey by running the Introduction to R and R Studio. When not coding or analysing she’s increasingly interested in data ethics.

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November 2, 2022 - November 3, 2022

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9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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