ISAFG/FAANG short courses - BOOKINGS CLOSED

Introduction to R

This half day course will introduce the fundamentals of working in R to new users. As most users migrate to R from Excel when they reach the limits of spreadsheet manipulation, we will focus on R data structures and processes that will help the user make that transition. The aim of the course is to prepare the user for the R annotation course to be held on Friday, Nov 16. No prior knowledge is assumed, but any programming skills will be helpful. Users will be required to install R, RStudio and specific packages before they attend the course.

Topics will include:

  • Data building blocks: data frames, matrices, lists and vectors
  • Basic operations in R
  • Basic data input and output
  • Data visualisation

Genome Annotation with R

This one day course will introduce the user to: data structures that enable sophisticated manipulation of genomic data in R; online annotation databases that are tailor-made for importing into R; how to combine annotations with the user's data and extract useful information; and how to visualise genomic annotations. The aim of the course is to educate the users about the tools available and assumes that the user can carry out basic commands in R. Users will be required to install R, RStudio and specific packages before they attend the course.

Topics will include:

  • The Bioconductor Project
  • IRanges and GRanges
  • biomaRt, AnnotationHub and TxDb/li>
  • RMySQL
  • Genomic Data Visualisation