Advanced programming in R


6th -10th July 2020


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will be held online



This course aims at giving the students abilities in R programming that go beyond basic R usage. This includes both learning important frameworks as well as tips & tricks and coding style.


The students should have a basic skill set in R. They should be able to write simple programs comfortably, install packages from CRAN and BioConductor, be comfortable with their preferred coding environment and basic data import and export functions.


Basic skills in statistics are necessary. The students should understand the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and p-values. However, an in-depth introduction to these concepts will also be provided.


Learning how to code is most effective if applied to a real problem. The students are highly encouraged to bring their own ideas for programs. A few ideas, however, will be provided.





The students will learn:



             good coding practices


             sanitizing data, the tidyverse


             advanced graphics in R (both base R graphics and ggplot2)


             the R modelling interface


             using R for manuscript writing


             how to create own R packages




On each day, the course will consist of three parts: two guided parts and one self-study part. Each guided part will consist with a lecture and a number of excercises. During the self-study part, students will be encouraged to create their own software packages.



 Monday- 09:30- 17:30


           Day 1: Starting with the data


            Part I: Good coding practices and common fails (Intro to git / github).


            Part II: Data sanitization and the tidyverse





 Dr. January Weiner


COst overview

Package 1






  530 €

Registration deadline: 15th June 2020

Cancellation Policy:




> 30  days before the start date = 30% cancellation fee


< 30 days before the start date= No Refund.




Physalia-courses cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.