Data Manipulation and Visualization in R - Expression of Interest - Wed 19 & Thu 20 Aug 2020
** In accordance with La Trobe University's COVID-19 response, this training may be delivered online via Zoom. **


R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly.

Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (

Please note that places are limited.

EoI applications close on Wed Aug 12 2020 and applicants will be notified by Wed Aug 12 2020 whether their application has been successful.


- Advanced programming concepts and techniques in R.
- Dataframe manipulation in R using the dplyr and tidyr packages.
- Visualisation in R using the ggplot2 package.
- Best practices for writing code in R using RStudio.

The detailed course outline can be fount at


Day 1: Wednesday, 19th of August
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Day 2: Thursday, 20th of August
9:30am – 12:30pm


All researchers and research students.

This is one of the workshops offered through the Digital Research training program which aims to develop researchers’ digital literacy skills. Further support and resources can be found on the Digital Research website (
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