
NEXT INSTANCE OF THE WORKSHOP
Curso Ecosistemas AndinoAmazónicos Christopher Davidson & Sharon Christoph fellowship Oxapampa, Perú, February 7–9, 2019 
WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics that has gained widespread acceptance in many branches of biology, becoming a lingua franca and an almost indispensable tool. Such popularity is in part due to R’s enormous flexibility and free distribution. R can perform a broad and evergrowing range of analyses and data manipulation tasks, but this introductory workshop is not focused in any one of them in particular. Instead, the objective of the workshop is to teach the basic knowledge necessary to use R independently, thus helping participants initiate their own process of learning the specific tools needed for their research (see figure below).
The workshop is designed for researchers in ecology, evolution, conservation or systematics, at any stage of their careers, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty and scientists at research institutions. The workshop will emphasize practical exercises, but will include some directed lectures.
R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics that has gained widespread acceptance in many branches of biology, becoming a lingua franca and an almost indispensable tool. Such popularity is in part due to R’s enormous flexibility and free distribution. R can perform a broad and evergrowing range of analyses and data manipulation tasks, but this introductory workshop is not focused in any one of them in particular. Instead, the objective of the workshop is to teach the basic knowledge necessary to use R independently, thus helping participants initiate their own process of learning the specific tools needed for their research (see figure below).
The workshop is designed for researchers in ecology, evolution, conservation or systematics, at any stage of their careers, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty and scientists at research institutions. The workshop will emphasize practical exercises, but will include some directed lectures.
Three things this workshop is:
1. This workshop is all about learning how to program in R.
2. This workshop is a good introduction (if you know nothing) or a good review of the basics (if know a bit).
3. This workshop is intense.
Two things this workshop is not:
1. This workshop is not designed to create R experts (impossible to do in just 3 days).
2. This workshop is not about statistics or about any other specific application of R.
1. This workshop is all about learning how to program in R.
2. This workshop is a good introduction (if you know nothing) or a good review of the basics (if know a bit).
3. This workshop is intense.
Two things this workshop is not:
1. This workshop is not designed to create R experts (impossible to do in just 3 days).
2. This workshop is not about statistics or about any other specific application of R.