Workshop: Intermediate R

On Wednesday 24 July 2024, NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa will host an Intermediate R workshop online from 10:00am-4:00pm NZT. 


As this is an intermediate workshop, please check you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Attendees must have introductory knowledge of R and be well versed in tidyverse (Intro to R + supplementary materials in that workshop)
  • We expect that you will either have completed our Introduction to R workshop or have sufficient experience of your own

Some of the topics covered in the workshop are:

  • Introduction to relational data and the join function.
  • Working with regular expressions and functions from the stringr package.
  • Writing custom functions, working with conditional statements.
  • 'Defensive programming'.
  • Iterations - for loops, and map_*() functions.
  • The importance of data structure in R.


This is a fully online, hands-on workshop. The 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 email to registrants.

The material for this workshop can be found here.

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

​We welcome participation from all New Zealand researchers interested in advancing their skills with R.


If you have any questions about this workshop, including whether it is suitable for you, please contact


Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00