Course module: Introduction to R

Course title: An introduction to the statistical software R
Course Code: ISRIC - RINTRO
Duration: 1 day
Short description:

This course introduces the statistical software R. Participants learn to create and process vectors, matrices and data frames, to work with R objects and classes, to fit simple linear regression models, to import and export data, and to generate R graphics.

The course alternates between lectures and hands-on computer exercises. The course includes two 45-minute lectures. The first is on some R basics such as the R and RStudio environment, setting up an R session, data types, data structures,  selections, functions and plotting. The second lecture deals with working with spatial data in R, with focus on the sp package. For the computer exercises it makes use of the material from the book 'Using R for Digital Soil Mapping' by Malone et al.

Moderators: Bas Kempen
Target audience: Everybody who is interested in learning R with emphasis on learning to work with spatial data.
Requirements: -
Programme: -
Objective: To provide an introduction to the basic R functionality (data import, export, processing, processing, working with spatial data).
Software / materials:

R and RStudio.

Case studies: -
Literature: Google. The internet is a great resource for finding literature and tutorials on R.
Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 25

 

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