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University of Gothenburg

PhD Course: R Programming

The course covers the basics in R programming, a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. The course includes a combination of lectures and computer exercises focused on visualization and statistical analysis. No prior knowledge is required.

 Hours (HP):  54 (2,0)
 Code (s):  SC00035
Week (s):  9-12 (13-15 project work)

The following topics covered are:

  • Introduction to R programming and scripting
  • Experimental design
  • Introduction to statistical analysis in R
  • Visualization in R


The course comprises 54 working hours where you are expected to spend time of your own to complete the exercises (self-studies)

Participants are required to bring their own computer with the corresponding administrator rights.  

This course is a pre-requisite to take Gene expression analysis using R .

This course is recommended when taking the Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing course.