R for Biologists:
Spring 2021 Beginner Bootcamp

Welcome to Bioinformatics Bootcamp Beginner Topics: R for Biologists!

This page contains all the lectures and materials needed to participate. 

For any questions, please contact Henry Miller (Email in Syllabus).

 

You can also stop by the instructor office hours (in syllabus) whether or not you are enrolled synchronously.

*Simon's record for XP on DataCamp is 79,160. If you are enrolled and can beat that during the workshop timeframe (by 5PM CST May 3rd, 2021), you will get a prize (to be determined...). 

Github Workshop Repo HERE
Download the Syllabus HERE

Module #1: Orientation and Setting up the R Environment 

In this lecture, we give an overview of the workshop and demonstrate how to set up the R environment. 

Lecturer: Henry Miller

Data/time: Feb 22nd, 2021 (5PM CST)

Materials:

- Slides: HERE

- Github Repository (Scripts and Data): HERE

Activity/Homework

Complete the "Introduction to R" course in DataCamp: Due by week #2 (Mar 8th 2021)

Module #2: Data Structures in R

In this lecture, we describe data structures and the methods associated with them in R. 

Lecturer: Aiola Stoja

Data/time: Mar 8th, 2021 (5PM CST)

Materials:

- HTML file of Notes: HERE

- PPT (Supplement to Module #2): HERE

- Github Repository (Scripts and Data): HERE

Activity/Homework

Complete the "Intermediate R course in DataCamp, importing flat files chapter in DataCamp, and R assessment in DataCamp:  Due by week #3 (Mar 22nd 2021)

Module #3: Programming Concepts in R

In this lecture, we describe fundamental programming concepts in R. 

Lecturer: Aiola Stoja

Data/time: Mar 22nd, 2021 (5PM CST)

Materials:

- HTML file of Notes: HERE

- Github Repository (Scripts and Data): HERE

Activity/Homework

If you haven't already, then complete the previous assignments in DataCamp. Additionally, complete the "Tidyverse" course on DataCamp. Due by module #4 (Apr 5th 2021)

Module #4: Review of R Programming

In this lecture, we review fundamental programming concepts in R. 

Lecturer: Henry Miller

Data/time: Apr 5th, 2021 (5PM CST)

Materials:

- Github Repository (Scripts and Data): HERE

Activity/Homework

If you haven't already, then complete the previous assignments in DataCamp. Additionally, complete the "Tidyverse" course on DataCamp. Due by module #5 (Apr 19th 2021)

Bonus - Tic Tac Toe

There's a bonus assignment to complete the challenge at the end of "module_4.R". Anyone who completes this by the next lecture will get a prize.

Module #5: The Tidyverse

In this lecture, we discuss essential concepts in the R Tidyverse.

Lecturer: Simon Levy

Data/time: Apr 19th, 2021 (5PM CST)

Materials:

- Github Repository (Scripts and Data): HERE

- PowerPoint: HERE

Activity/Homework

If you haven't already, then complete the previous assignments in DataCamp. Additionally, complete the practice problems.

Module #6: R for Biologists

In this lecture, we demonstrate how to use R for simple biological data analysis and discuss next steps for using R programming in biomedical research.

Lecturer: Simon Levy

Data/time: May 3rd, 2021 (5PM CST)

Materials:

- Github Repository (Scripts and Data): HERE

- PowerPoint: HERE