Workshop: Introduction to R

On Thursday, 18 May 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa will be co-hosting a workshop on Introduction to R.

This online workshop is for New Zealand researchers interested in learning R and it functions as a prerequisite for the RNA-seq Data Analysis workshop, with the material providing a basis for many workflows in R.

Some of the topics covered in the workshop are:

  • An introduction to R and RStudio.
  • R basics: The R language, reading data into R, storing data as objects.
  • R packages. Publication-quality data presentation using ggplot2.
  • Knitr: keep track of workflow and produce easy-to-follow reports of your work.
  • Where to get more help when you are ready to do more.


We assume the learner has no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop. However, learners are expected to have some familiarity with biological concepts.

This is a fully online, hands-on workshop. This workshop material will be run on the NeSI High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms - there is no need to install any software for this workshop. Instructions on how to access the NeSI HPC service will be sent out with the confirmation letter to registrants. The material for this workshop can be previewed here:

Participants must have their own laptops and plan to participate actively. You will require a working web browser.

If you have any questions about these workshops, including whether they are suitable for you, please contact OR


Event Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00