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Introduction to R (2KV) - cancelled

Course no.: 365.079
Lecturer: NN
Times/locations: Wed, 3:30-5:00pm, room HS 5
Start: Wed, March 6, 2019
Mode: KV, 2h, weekly
Registration: KUSSS, opens an external URL in a new window



The scientific computing platform (and programming language) R was originally designed for statistical analyses, but it has quickly emerged as a de facto standard in bioinformatics. It is also rapidly gaining importance in machine learning and many other fields. So R is definitely a platform of the future. To know R well is a great plus in machine learning and it is even a must in bioinformatics.

The course is divided into two parts:

1. The R platform and programming language

  • Introduction
  • The R programming language
  • R graphics
  • Sweave
  • Object-oriented programming in R
  • Foreign language interfaces
  • Packaging

2. Applications in bioinformatics

  • Bioconductor
  • Sequence handling and alignment
  • Phylogeny
  • Analyzing gene expression data
  • Genome analysis

Course material will be made available in JKU Moodle, opens an external URL in a new window. Marking will be based on homework.