Instructor: Andrea Cataldo
One of the greatest benefits of using R for statistical analyses is its flexibility in defining and reshaping data structures. This workshop is designed for individuals who wish to become more comfortable manipulating data outside of a spreadsheet format. Participants will review a range of techniques for defining, reorganizing, and summarizing data in R using base functions as well as functions from the dplyr and reshape2 packages. Participants should have some prior experience with R.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define new data structures (vectors, matrices, data frames, arrays, and lists)
- Reshape data between wide and long formats
- Create subsets of larger data structures and combine separate data structures
- Transform data using conditional statements or by applying summary statistics