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Tutorial Details: Overview of R/Bioconductor at MSI

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): Haoyu Yu, MSI

Statistics plays a key role in many scientific research projects. Increasingly, the R statistical platform is being used to perform such analyses. R, an open source version of the S statistical language developed by Bell Laboratories in the 1980s, together with its commercial offshoot, S-PLUS, are powerful computing environments and languages for statistical computing and graphics. More specifically, these software packages provide capabilities for reading a wide variety of data formats, performing simple and sophisticated data manipulations, applying statistical tests and computations, and graphing the data and the results of the statistical analysis. R, together with the R package, Bioconductor, is a comprehensive software system for data analysis in the areas of computational biology and genetics.

This hour long lecture will provide an overview of R/Bioconductor designed to bring a wide range of researchers up to speed on the use of this software at MSI and on their own lab machines.

This tutorial will be webcast. See for more information.

Prerequisites: None