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Spring 2023 Schedule
- Monday, February 13 at 12pm | Register for this workshop
- This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format. You may choose to attend in Library 314 or via Zoom.
- This workshop will not be recorded. A recording of the Fall 2022 workshop is already available online.
Getting Started in R is an open-source and flexible programming language that can be used for all kinds of data analysis, data visualization, text mining, and even document creation. For anyone interested in using R for qualitative or liberal arts research, this workshop will show you how to get started in R with absolutely no coding experience necessary. Because R requires installing (totally free) software, please plan to attend this workshop with the computer you intend to use R on going forward. If you do not have administrator privileges to install software on your computer, please ask your administrator to install the latest version of R and RStudio prior to the workshop.
In this workshop, you will:
- Install R and RStudio on your computer
- Get to know the RStudio interface
- Try basic coding
- Learn how packages work in R and how to install them
- Install packages from the Tidyverse suite of packages for data analysis
- Produce a simple data visualization using sample code
- Get started with the Stringr package for text analysis
- Leave with recommended resources for continued learning on your own
Workshop notes, code snippets, and suggested resources for continued learning are available online