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Webinar: An introduction to R

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Date: 1 July 2015

Time: 2pm to 3pm

In the second of our series of webinars join Dr Raffaella Calabrese and improve your knowledge of R. Using real time examples this webinar will introduce you to R, its functionalities and its uses.

This webinar is aimed at data analysts and researchers, no prior knowledge is required.

Watch the recording from the webinar. Please note that the recording starts just as R has been opened.

An Introduction to R with Dr Raffaella Calabrese from BLG Data Research Centre on Vimeo.

How to install R

To install R go to Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). It is a collection of sites which carry identical material, consisting of the R distribution(s), the contributed extensions, documentation for R, and binaries.

In the left hand navigation menu select Mirrors under CRAN

CRAN – Mirrors -> UK (

Under ‘Download and Install R’ choose your operating system and then select ‘base’  and download R -> R-3.1.2-win32.exe run the .exe file.

Find the mirror ( nearest you and follow the links. The Windows installer is fairly easy to use and, after agreeing to the license terms, lets you choose which components you want to install. Additional packages can always be installed directly from R at a later time.

Download the dataset and code

Open dataset and code (zip)
Right click and ‘save as’ to download the file.

Download the instructions to follow the webinar

Introduction to R (pdf)
Right click and ‘save as’ to download the file.