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Data Analytics in R – Advanced Topics – Online Course


20. February 2021 09:00 – 20. February 2021 17:00


Do you already work with R occasionally to 1) process and manipulate your data, 2) conduct statistical analysis or
3) visualize the results derived therefrom in preparation for meaningful publications?

If the answer to at least one of these questions is “yes” and you want to make your R workflows more efficient, then this advanced R course could be for you!

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will be able to use fast and intuitive methods to bring (big) data into shape by using popular packages like data.table or dplyr.
  • You will be able to create publication-quality graphics from only a few lines of code.
  • You will be able to speed up your workflow using parallelization and become familiar with more effective loop structures.
  • You will be able to apply some advanced programming principles and techniques (e. g., functional programming, debugging) to boost the performance of your code.
  • You will know how to use the full potential of RStudio projects and get an overview on important packages for data analytics
    (e. g., DataExplorer, stringr, forcats, caret).

Didactic Methods

Presentation, practical exercises, trainer input

A slide deck and scripts will be provided for participants to use on their own. Participants will be guided through exercise sessions that should be completed on their own computer.


Basic familiarity with R is required. You are further requested to install the latest versions of R, RStudio, and Git for use in the workshop. If you are using Windows, Rtools should to be installed; if you are a macOS user, install Xcode. Should you have technical questions, the instructor can provide installation assistance before the course.

To participate in the online course, you need a computer with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and a microphone) and a stable Internet connection. It is recommended to use a webcam during the course in order to promote interaction between participants and the trainer.


February 20, 2021, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 EUR


At , deadline February 5, 2021
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Daniel Lee

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences