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Join us Wednesday, July 13th at 3:00 pm for our Intro to R Workshop – Part 2, presented by the UBC Databinge Data Champions Team.

Zoom link: https://ubc.zoom.us/s/64233269929

Meeting ID: 642 3326 9929
Passcode:  476508


Who should attend this workshop?

  • ​Trainees who want practice making computationally reproducible workflows
  • Trainees who want to learn how to use tools like RStudio, Open Science Framework and Github
  • Trainees who want to become more comfortable performing variations of the t-test (e.g., one sample, two sample, paired) and non-parametric tests (e.g., Wilcoxon Rank Sum test, Permutation test)
  • Trainees who want to learn about other statistical methods, including: ANOVA, assessing null hypotheses and p-values, and Bootstrapping

What level of coding/R experience is required for this workshop?

​This workshop requires little to no coding/R experience. All of the coding tasks included will be made as simple as possible and we will guide you through step by step. The R coding tasks will involve: using bash to download data, using basic functions in R, manipulating dataframes, creating plots using ggplot2, making t-tests and its variations, and using power calculations.

Do I need to do anything before attending the tutorial?

​Yes, there are just a couple of steps needed to prepare!

  1. Install R if you have not already:

    If you have R installed but have not used it in over a year we suggest that you update R via reinstalling it.

  2. Install RStudio if you have not already: https://rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download
  3. If you are on Windows, you will need to download Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install.

    If you are on Mac, you can do the equivalent by downloading Homebrew: https://brew.sh.

  4. Install the following R packages (open RStudio and copy and paste the following commands into the console):


I missed Part I of the R workshop, how do I participate?

Part I of the workshop can be found both at the UBC Brain Circuits GitHub repository and the UBC Brain Circuits YouTube page. The YouTube videos guide you through the files and data provided on GitHub.

What if I’m interested in learning about this but I can’t make it today?

​We always post our tutorial materials on our GitHub repository after the workshop is finished! Feel free to download the Rmd file and work through it at your own pace. Please feel free to come to the Brain Circuits Databinge to ask any follow-up questions.

We hope to see you there! Feel free to email us at jledue@mail.ubc.ca with any questions.


July 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



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