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Coding, data management, and Shiny applications using RStudio for evolutionary biologists and ecologists (CDSR01)

15th May 2017 - 19th May 2017

Course overview: 

The course will introduce programming logic using the R syntax. The participants will be able to solve problems involving heterogeneous biological datasets and the combined use of different statistical packages, so the advantages of learning programming skills can be demonstrated. The RMarkdown syntax will be used to illustrate the advantages of literate programming and the possibilities of code sharing and archiving. In the sequence, participants will learn how to design relational databases (RDB) which can be used to manage and analyse large biological datasets. They will learn the basics of the SQL language and how to use it with R with the package {RMySQL}.

To finalise, they will use the Shiny tool (R Studio) to build interactive applications to analyse and display data depending on user inputs. Throughout the course we will emphasise data, code and analyses best practices that could foster reproducibility and transparency in science, and the long-term availability of scientific data. At the end of the course the participants are expected to be able to develop small, tailored applications, to read and analyse datasets using a variety of statistics tools.

Why not see some examples of Shiny Apps using the links below






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Coding, data management, and Shiny applications using RStudio for evolutionary biologists and ecologists (CDSR01) 15 May 2017 – 19 May 2017


15th May 2017
19th May 2017


Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
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01360 870271