Programming in R (Hands-on)

This tutorial is the third in a series of R tutorials. It introduces basic R programming, debugging and optimization techniques and develops practices of proper and efficient R coding. It covers the following topics:

  • if-else and switch statements
  • types of loops (for, while, repeat) and loop control statements (next,   break)
  • user functions and argument definitions
  • local and global variables
  • apply function family
  • sourcing, timing, compilation and debugging
  • code profiling and optimization

Prerequisite: We strongly recommend that you also register for the “Introduction to R” tutorial if you are new to the R environment.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Ekaterina Oleinik, Scientific Programming & Applications
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)