I consider it essential to complete this independent study before the first workshop. It allows you to learn some of the basics at your own pace on any computer without having to first install programs.

You will be using DataCamp’s online tutorial. I would expect it to take no more than an hour but please do not worry too much if it does.

What is R?

R is a free, open source language for statistical computing and graphics. The R community is one of R’s greatest assets, being vibrant, inclusive and supportive of users at all levels.