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Monday, 6 March, 2017 | 18:00 | Economics Discovery Hub

Introduction to R Programming

Time: 18:00-20:00
Date: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March 2017 

Course information: 

The course will start from the basic concepts in R programming, such as setting up working directory and loading files. The main focus will be data analysis by using up-to-date packages called dplyr and magrittr.

Goal of the course:

After this course, students will be able to conduct basic empirical analysis and to understand other advanced materials more easily.The knowledge acquired from this course will be useful for conducting analysis in various projects, term papers and bachelor/master thesis in the future.


1. No requirement on prior knowledge of programming.
2. It is necessary to install RStudio into your laptop before you come to the class. RStudio can be downloaded with no cost from the Internet.

Course outline:

  • Load files.
  • Introduce "pipe" (dplyr and magrittr packages).
  • Analyze data.
  • Introduce some techniques used in tidying up data. (We will cover this if time allows).

About the facilitator: 

Ivan Sutoris is a PhD student at CERGE-EI. 

Registration for this course is closed. 

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