Tidyverse: An Introduction to R for Data Science

Welcome to the Tidyverse: An Introduction to R for Data Science

September 6, 2019
2004 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32610
University of Florida’s Communicore Building, Room C1-15

The Department of Biostatistics will host a full-day data science workshop on September 6th at the University of Florida. The workshop is supported through the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Florida Chapter of the ASA.

Overview of Course

Looking for an effective way to learn R? This one day course will teach you a workflow for doing data science with the R language. It focuses on using R’s Tidyverse, which is a core set of R packages that are known for their impressive performance and ease of use. We will focus on doing data science, not programming. You’ll learn to:

  • Visualize data with R’s ggplot2 package
  • Wrangle data with R’s dplyr package
  • Fit models with base R, and
  • Document your work reproducibly with R Markdown

Along the way, you will practice using R’s syntax, gaining comfort with R through many exercises and examples. Bring your laptop! The workshop will be taught by Garrett Grolemund, an award winning instructor and the co-author of R for Data Science.

Instructor: Garrett Grolemund, RStudio

About the instructor: Garrett is the author of Hands-On Programming with R and R for Data Science from O’Reilly Media. He is a Data Scientist at RStudio and holds a Ph.D. in Statistics, but specializes in teaching. He’s taught people how to use R at over 50 government agencies, small businesses, and multi-billion dollar global companies; and he’s designed RStudio’s training materials for R, Shiny, dplyr and more and is a frequent contributor to the RStudio blog. He wrote the popular lubridate package for R.

Registration Information:

                    Early (by 8/15)    Late (after 8/15)
Students          $15                 $20
Postdoc          $30                  $50
Faculty/Staff     $75                 $100

To Register, follow this link: Registration is full.


8:30am-8:50am         Coffee and Check-In

8:50am-9:00am         Introduction

9:00am-10:30am       Visualize data with ggplot2

10:30am-10:50am     Break/snacks

10:50am-12:20pm     Wrangle data with dplyr

12:20pm-1:50pm       Lunch

1:50pm-3:20pm         Fit models with the Tidyverse

3:20pm-3:40pm         Break/snacks

3:40pm-5:10pm         Document your work reproducibly with R Markdown


A visitor parking pass can be obtained from Transportation and Parking Services for $5 for a single day. The Transportation and Parking Services office is located on the first floor in the front of the parking garage next to the CTRB and metered spots are available on the first floor of the garage for short term parking. The Transportation and Parking Services office is open from 8:00am-4:30pm and their phone number is 352-392-7275. Once the parking pass is obtained, you can park in any Orange/Blue/Green parking locations. The closest locations will be the parking garage located next door to the CTRB Building and the surface lot across the street on Gale Lemerand Parking Map.


Contact Information

Yueh-Yun Chi at yychi@ufl.edu

Melissa Stabel at mstabel@ufl.edu

Hotel Suggestions

A Hotel Block has been reserved at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville. You can reserve September 5th for $149 and September 6th for $199. Please use this link to book a room. This discounted pricing and reserved block is only good until August 6th. The Hilton is located at 1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607.