R has become an indispensable tool for academics in a range of disciplines for analyzing data. Many users come to it though with limited programming experience which can often lead to many more headaches than anyone should reasonably suffer. This workshop attempts to make R a bit less painful. Fortunately the past few years have seen a flowering of open source packages that have tried to do just that. We will learn about some of these packages and how they can be incorporated into our projects. Though this workshop does not require you already know R, it makes more sense for those who have already begun using it or are considering using it for a future project.
NOTES: Can bring own laptop or borrow one at workshop