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R Package design and development and reproducible data science for biologists (RPKG01)

16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019

£275.00 - £550

Course overview:

This course will help students develop professional R coding skills by leading them through the process of making reproducible, sharable and easily communicated software centered around developing fully functional R packages and extensions. In addition to teaching traditional uses of R packages to share quantitative tools, we’ll also show how R packages can be easily developed for individual research projects to share reproducible results. To develop skills, we’ll build several R packages full of useful and general utility functions that will hone coding skills and teach coding tips through the design of these functions. Each day, we’ll reserve time for open work sessions where students can receive mentoring while applying new skills to developing their own application specific package or refining the packages we’re developing for the course.

Intended Audience

Anyone wanting to make their data science work accessible, reproducible and usable by others (the importance of specific R packages has grown considerable now that they are frequently cited in peer reviewed literature). This can include researches developing their own quantitative tools or those interested in taking the next step in making their research projects fully reproducible and easily shared.

Venue – PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner Monday evening, farewell dinner Thursday evening, refreshments and accommodation. Self catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approx. a 6 minute walk form the PR statistics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms.
Arrival Sunday 15th September (after 5pm) and departure Friday 20th September (accommodation must be vacated by 9am).

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

Dr. Cory Merow

Dr. Andy Rominger


Teaching Format
Course Programme


16 September 2019
20 September 2019
£275.00 - £550


PR statistics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
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25 available
RPKG01 'COURSE ONLY'£550.00'COURSE ONLY' £550.00 (INC VAT@20%) Places 1-25
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