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Basics in R

Available On Demand

Who This Course Is For

Are you a researcher who has recently collected data? Do you need help learning to code in R to analyze data for research purposes? If so, Basics of R in the SAIG Short Course Series is the right course to get you started! R is a free statistical software used for data analysis in a variety of fields.



Duration:  2 hours

Course Dates: Available On Demand

Venue: Self-paced 

Required Software:  R & R Studio (free)

Cost: Free to VT Participating Colleges and Administrative Units

Pre-requisites:  No previous coding experience is required.  Knowledge of basic descriptive statistics is assumed.

Prework includes downloading course materials, R, and R Studio.

By the end of this course you will be able to:


  • Navigate RStudio
  • Read a data file into R
  • Compute Descriptive Statistics
  • Generate Graphics for Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Export a file from R


This is a hands-on, interactive course where you will submit pre-written code followed by exercises where you write your own code based on examples.  You will leave with code that you can apply to your datasets.