Course Description

Workshop runs from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Simultaneous access to two screens is highly recommended for adequate learning experience. Examples include two laptops, one computer with two screens, one laptop and one tablet, etc.

Creating compelling visualizations is an important aspect of biomedical research. The R programming language provides many libraries for creating beautiful figures and interactive web apps. As R is an open source project, it facilitates open science and reproducible research. R has been heavily used by bioinformaticians and data scientists for years, and has become increasingly easy to use. This course is designed to allow researchers to quickly dive into R and make visualizations for their own work. No previous experience in R is required.

Learning Objectives

  • Load and prepare data for plotting
  • Generate common scientific plots like Bar graphs, scatter plots, and heat maps using multiple plotting libraries
  • Use git, GitHub and binder to share plots
  • Use visualizations to explore new data
  • Combine multiple plots to create publication quality figures
  • Develop and receive feedback on a visualization from your own data

Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills. No previous experience in R is required, but a basic working knowledge of R would be helpful.

Recommended Materials

  • A computer that necessary software can be installed on (this requires admin access, i.e. a non-government machine) or, a computer that has R (R version >= 4.0) and Rstudio installed
  • Two monitors, or a tablet/phone + laptop/PC

The course will be held over zoom. The instructor will lecture for 10-15 minutes at, followed by interactive exercises to learn the material. There will be a short (5 minutes) break every 50 minutes. All course material will be available to students for future use.

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.1 CEUs.

Refund Policy
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  • All cancellations must be received in writing via email at registrar@faes.org.
  • Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.
  • All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop
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Section Title
Visualization with R
Online Synchronous
T, W, Th
9:00AM to 3:00PM ET
Aug 13, 2024 to Aug 15, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Total Cost (Includes $75 non-refundable technology fee per course when applicable)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout $1,344.00
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