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HSLS MolBio Workshops

Information & resources for hands-on bioinformatics classes.


This workshop on Data Wrangling in R will cover the more advanced topics in R programming for data analysis and graphics. Upon completion participants will be able to:

  • Import and export data
  • Merge datasets
  • Transform data
  • Create basic summaries of data



Target Audience

R users with a working understanding of R basics seeking more advanced skills for using R for data analysis and graphics.

Prior to taking this course participants should be able to:

  • identify components of R interface,
  • perform simple calculations in R,
  • identify and compare data types in R,
  • use existing functions in R,
  • write simple functions in R, and
  • load external packages in R.


  • Introduction to R (MBIS Workshop) - This course will consist of a flipped classroom – a pre-recorded video and a hands-on workshop – which will cover the basics of R programming for data analysis and graphics.

Workshop Materials

Lecture Material

R Exercise Files

Programming with R

Data Folder

  • Data Folder - Files that were used as examples in the slides - students will need access to them to follow along

Software Registration


Jenna C Carlson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics


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