Introduction to R Markdown

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Bruininks Hall

Session Description

Are you sick of having to reinvent your presentations every time you update your research? Would you like to simplify your workflow to make reporting more reproducible, well-formatted, or eye-catching? If you have used statistical processing tools like R, SAS, or SPSS but you are not using R Markdown to compile your results, you are missing out!

Enroll now to learn how to create beautiful reports using R Markdown and the R Studio IDE.

Introduction to R Markdown Event Flyer


  • Creating an R Markdown file that includes R code, R output, and text
  • Using projects for easier reproducibility and management
  • Basic data importing
  • Customizing output (making the document look nice)


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$50    UMN Students, Faculty, Staff and Post Docs
$100  General Admission


PARTICIPANT CHECKLIST (mandatory preparation to be completed before you arrive)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. Do I need to know anything about R before attending the course?
A. Participants should have some knowledge of basic R concepts or familiarity with other statistical or data processing tools (SAS, SPSS, Stata, or Excel). 

Q. What preparation should I do to get the most out of this course?
A. The most important thing to do before the course is to review and follow directions on our participant checklist. Don't wait until the last minute! Make sure that everything is installed and ready to go. You should have new versions (within last 6 months) of R and R Studio installed before coming to class. Any R code you need will be provided by the instructor so that we can focus on the R Markdown portion.