Introduction to R Bootcamp

Links to Recordings and Resources


  • Dates: September 24 (8:30am - 4pm with a break for lunch) and September 25 (8:30am - noon)
  • Instructor: Duncan Temple Lang
  • Location: Data Science Initiative classroom, Shields 360
  • Cost: Free to UC Davis students, postdocs, faculty and staff. DSI Affiliates have priority registration.

This 2-day workshop will introduce you to using R to explore, clean, analyze and visualize your data.

Topics covered

  • managing your workspace, assigning variables
  • reading data into R
  • data types and data frames
  • subsetting
  • string manipulation
  • modeling
  • plotting


None! This workshop is designed for those new to programming and R, and may also be a helpful refresher for those who have used R but feel rusty and/or want more practice. You are expected to download and install the latest working version of R on your laptop prior to the workshop. R can be downloaded, free, here: Optional, but you might also like to install RStudio, which can be downloaded free, here:

Workshop format

The workshop will be a mix of presentation and hands on coding. Bring your laptop with R the latest working version of R.


Complete this registration form to apply to attend: Acceptances will be emailed prior to the workshop. Space is limited.