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Lubna Amro



Programming course with R

The R programming course 2021 forms a part of the Master's Program in Data Science. But, this course is also for the students who want to learn R programming and/or have an interest in pursuing a career in the field of Data Science.

Course Structure

  • The course will be organized as a one-week block course after the lecture period (summer break 2021).
  • The course will be held in English.

Course outline

The course covers basics to advance topics in R programming. Specifically, the course covers the following topics:

    • Data structures, constructs, primitives, assignments, simple functions
    • Import and export (data, code, ...)
    • Functions, scoping rules, debugging
    • efficiency in R programming (memory, timing, etc.)
    • Distributions and sampling
    • Graphics
    • Basic statistical methods in R
    • Object-oriented programming
    • Extensions: Packages
    • Extensions: Sweave
    • Extensions: C
    • Parallelization


    No programming experience is required for the course.


    You might want to install the free and open source software R and the graphical user interface RStudio prior to the first lecture.


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