This workshop takes place in cooperation with the GMZ.
This workshop introduces packages from the Tidyverse for data wrangling in R. Although all steps in a data analysis project can be carried out with base R functions, the Tidyverse offers a compelling alternative which is often faster, more concise, and more consistent. Many people also think that the Tidyverse workflow is easier to learn and understand than base R. Topics covered include:
- Visualization (ggplot2)
- Transformation (dplyr)
- Tibbles (tibble)
- Import data (readr)
- Tidy data (tidyr)
Students are expected to be familiar with basic R concepts such as package management and data types (vectors, data frames). Knowing how to work with RStudio is also helpful (e.g. writing and running scripts, getting and setting the working directory, viewing plots, ...). Therefore, a working installation of both R and RStudio is necessary to follow along in the workshop.
This workshop is based on selected chapters of the book "R for Data Science" by Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund, which is available for free at https://r4ds.had.co.nz/index.html.