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R Programming Workshops : Workshop Series

Content from R programming workshops offered by the UW-Madison Libraries

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Heather Shimon
Science & Engineering Libraries | Steenbock Library |

I am happy to schedule virtual appointments!

Data Librarian

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Trisha Adamus
Ebling Library
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Workshop Information

UW-Madison Libraries and Ebling Library are offering workshops on R programming for researchers. The intended audience is anyone at UW-Madison who is working with tabular research data (including graduate students, faculty, research staff, and undergraduate researchers) and would like to learn how to automate data processing using the R programming language. The content is based heavily on the R Ecology Data Carpentry content, but will cover useful skills for anyone working with tabular data. 

Please email Heather Shimon, with questions or to be added to our email list for updates.

Spring 2024 Workshop schedule and registration

Why Learn R?

Learning any programming language is not trivial. So why should researchers use their limited time to do so?

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  • Coding in any language will make the analysis that you do more reproducible and repeatable. With R, you can share executable scripts with colleagues and run the same analyzes on similar datasets.
  • R is widely used for research computing. R has over 10,000 packages that add discipline-specific functionality.
  • These packages allow R to import a variety of data types, from tabular and geospatial data, to text and genomic sequences.
  • R also produces high quality, publication ready graphs.
  • R is free, open source and cross platform, allowing you to take it to any organization you may work at in the future.