R Introduction

Instructor Achim Zeileis
Timeline Course Catalog
Learning resources OLAT Learning Management System (also via guest access)


  • First steps in R.
  • Basics: Installation, documentation, usage.
  • Data management, import/export.
  • Exploratory data analysis and regression.
  • Graphics and statistical reports.


  • Basic knowledge of statistics and software with command-line interface are useful but not strictly necessary.
  • The computer room is equipped with machines that have R and RStudio installed. However, it is recommended to bring your own laptop with R and RStudio installed.