Introduction to R

Course description

Your profit: The participants will be taught how to get started with R and will achieve a basic understanding how R is working. This course does not require any previous knowledge of statistics or programming.

This introductory course in R covers basic data structures and routines:

  • Assigning objects
  • Vectors, Matrices
  • Data sets
  • Basic plots (no ggplot2)
  • Basic functions

Application of statistical methods will be covered in the course Introduction to Statistics

Methods: The course consists of lessons how to use R and of hands-on examples with best-practice solutions.
During the Corona-pandemic the course is held as an online course. Please consider the following constraints:

  • It will be held online via the software Zoom.
  • Please check before hand on whether your computer is compatible with the tool. (No registration necessary, but you have to download some tools)
  • A stable internet connection is absolutely necessary, optimal would be a LAN access.
  • You do NOT need to have a microphone or camera, since we offer a written chat interaction from your side. However, having a camera and a microphone is advantageous.

Duration: 2 Days 

Language: English


  • Material for the course can be found here* (only for HMGU staff).
  • Please be aware that the materials will be updated shortly before the next course.

Dates and Application: You can check the current dates and whether the courses are already fully booked here*.
Please apply via the forms of the HR Development department*.


 * Links marked with * are only available for HMGU staff.