Introduction to R (for Distance Sampling)
Many of the options available in the Distance for Windows (Thomas et al. 2010) are now available in R packages (e.g. Distance, Miller 2017 and Miller et al. 2013; mrds, Laake et al 2018), but learning a new computing language can be daunting. The goal of this two-day workshop is to introduce participants to R. It is aimed at people who will attend the following distance sampling workshops, but have not used R before or are not comfortable using R.
We will start with the basics of the R language and the RStudio interface and move to data import and manipulation, creating plots and performing statistical tests. The focus of the course will be on using R rather than on methodological details of distance sampling (these will be covered in the Introduction to Distance Sampling (using R) workshop). The majority of the time will be spent in practical sessions.
The number of participants on the workshop will be restricted to 35. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on receipt of a completed a registration form and payment in full.
Rhona Rodger, Workshop Administrator
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
University of St Andrews
The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens
Scotland KY16 9LZ
Tel:+44 (0) 1334 461842
Email: [email protected]