Date & time: Monday, December 07 – Tuesday, December 08 (2 full days)
Teachers: Alexander Zizka & Steffen Ehrmann, University of Leipzig and German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research
Day 1 - 9:30 - 18:00 (remote)
Day 2 - 9:30 - 18:00 (Grand Canyon, C.02.05)
Make sure to have the following software installed an running on your computer before the course:
Read chapters 2, 6-10 and 16 of this free online book: https://r-pkgs.org/.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
After this course, students will be able to
R is a widely used tool for data analyses in ecology. Part of its success is due to the active community and the wide array of add-on packages contributed by scientists from across disciplines, via the CRAN network. R packages are an excellent and standardize way to distribute code and data to a huge community, and a great tool to ensure reproducible research. The course guides through the process of building and R package starting from conceptualization to testing. The course consists of introductory demonstrations coupled with hands-on exercises on the different stages of package building, plus time to work on a small example.
During the course you will write a small data package based on your own data with guidance from the teachers.
Grades are pass/fail. Successful participants should participate in all course days and present a project on the last day. A certification will be issued for all participants.
https://r-pkgs.org/, chapters 2, 6-10 and 16.
This is a course for graduate students and researchers that routinely use R for analysis and want to learn how to distribute data and code as R package.