Carrie’s R workshop
Last week, Rothfels Lab PhD candidate Carrie Tribble taught a few of us aspiring bioinformaticians/botanists/ecologists how to think (and do some things) in R. She is an excellent teacher, as she was able to meet each of us at our different levels of experience and expertise (a skill that was lacking in my past “for beginners” R workshops).
Carrie walked us through some basic R commands in RStudio while simultaneously helping us to navigate through our directories (and our own minds, as needed). She demonstrated how critical it is to understand the structure of our data, how to call up summaries and/or subsets of our data, and a bit on variables and object classes. She empowered us in how (and when) to look for help for specific R functions. Then we ran out of time.