66042 - R Laboratory

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students have the ability to conduct the analysis of case studies using the statistical software R.

Course contents

  • Functions in R: main built-in functions, features, advanced usage
  • Object-oriented features of R
  • Functional programming in R
  • Efficiency of R programs: execution time and memory requirements
  • Advanced R progamming applied to case studies


Wickham, H. (2015). Advanced R. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Teaching methods

Solution to exercises and analysis of case studies in laboratory

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Laboratory of PCs, RStudio

Office hours

See the website of Stefano Lodi

See the website of Tommaso Pirini