Intermediate R Programming

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Intermediate R Programming

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Extend the basic knowledge of R users by teaching them more advanced programming concepts and how to use R for more advanced problem solving, going beyond just statistics. This course is for participants who want to deepen their knowledge on R programming and be able to use R in their career to deal with any sort of data and analytics related challenges.

  • Introduction to control flow in R (conditional, count and branching loops) and when they are best used
  • Principles of functional programming in R
  • How to write efficient and fast-performing R code
  • Creating your own functions, understanding anonymous functions
  • Working with the file system (importing, transforming and combining multiple files)
  • Explore important R functions
  • Debugging R code
  • Benchmarking performance of R code
General information
Target Group The course is aimed at PhD candidates, postdocs, and academic staff
Group Size Min. 15 - Max. 24 participants
Course duration to be determined
Language of instruction English
Frequency of recurrence to be determined
Number of credits to be determined
Lecturers Ioannis Baltzakis, Alejandro Morales Sierra
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge is expected from the participants
Location Online or Wageningen University Campus


Fees 1

Generally, the following fees apply for this course, but note that the actual fees may be somewhat different for the next edition of this course.

PE&RC / WIMEK / WASS / EPS / VLAG / WIAS PhD candidates with an approved TSP € 175,- € 225,-
a) All other PhD candidates
b) Postdocs and staff of PE&RC and WIMEK
€ 390,- € 440,-
All others € 565,- € 615,-

1 The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation (NB: options for accommodation are given above)
2 The Early-Bird Fee generally applies to anyone who REGISTERS AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

More information

Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116


At this moment, this course is not scheduled yet. However, if you register your interest in this activity below, we will inform you as soon as the course is scheduled and registration of participation is opened.