Introduction to R Event as iCalendar

09 July 2018 - 10 July 2018


Host: Statistical Consulting Centre, Department of Statistics

Cost: $300-$500

Contact info: Dr Rosemary Barraclough

Contact email:

Website: SCC workshops

This course assumes that participants will have no prior experience with R.

Day one: We will begin with the basics: using R as a calculator; reading in data from a file; and generating summary statistics and contingency tables. With the basics under our belts, we will begin unveiling some of the power of R in manipulating those very large data sets too unwieldy to deal with, in the introduction of in-built R functions that provide shortcuts for performing the same operation across many columns or rows of a data set simultaneously.

Day two: We will discuss optimal visual displays for presenting information from different variable types (e.g. continuous, count, categorical, etc.) as we take an in-depth tour of generating publication-quality graphics in R. This will include:

  • Boxplots, scatterplots, and bar charts, including legends
  • Plots presenting information from multiple variables simultaneously
  • The ggplot2 package for R, for even more sophisticated graphical displays

Finally, we will demonstrate how to use R to fit regression-type models to data.


The daily schedule may vary according to the pace of the workshop.



Registration costs

  • $300 for internal University of Auckland 
  • $500 for participants from outside the University of Auckland

Payment methods:

Payment for internal participants will be via UoA journaling from your PRESS, research, or other, account.

External participants will be invoiced - please email Dr Rosemary Barraclough.