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:

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

This tutorial is offered twice, once on the Charles River Campus and once on the BU Medical Campus. You can attend either session.

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 accommodate you.

Katia Oleinik, IS&T Scientific Computing & Visualization
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)