Introduction to R

University of California, Santa Barbara


Feb 07, 09, & 11 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructors: Jon Jablonski

Helpers: Anita Carraher, Amanda Ho, Ryan Horne, Dave Hunter, Greg Janée, Kristi Liu

Registration for this workshop opens on Friday, January 21st at 8:00am PST

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General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.

When: Feb 07, 09, & 11 2022. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must have access to a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Accessibility: We are dedicated to providing a positive and accessible learning environment for all. Please notify the instructors in advance of the workshop if you require any accommodations or if there is anything we can do to make this workshop more accessible to you.

Contact: Please email for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Collaborative Notes

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


February 7th, Day 1

Before starting Pre-workshop survey
4:00 pm Zoom Intro
4:15 pm Before We Start
4:50 pm Intro to R & RStudio
5:30 pm Break
6:50 pm Starting with Data
6:30 pm Review
6:55 pm Daily Survey
7:00 pm End Day 1

February 9th, Day 2

4:00 pm Review
4:20 pmData Wrangling with dpylr & tidyr
5:20 pm Break
5:35 pmReview
5:45 pm Daily Survey
5:55 pmEnd Day 2

February 11th, Day 3

4:00 pm Review
4:10 pmData Visualisation with ggplot2
5:30 pmBreak
5:45 pmJSON Data
6:30 pmReview
6:40 pm Post Workshop Survey
6:45 pmEnd Day 3


To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser. Please refer to this setup page for detailed install instructions.


We will use two different format of a rural household survey available from Fig Share. Please download: