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BIOM 203: R Programming

R is the leading open source statistical and data analysis programming language. Through thousands of useful open source libraries, R empowers its users to solve complex problems, efficiently analyze data and develop powerful visuals. R also enables users to build their own analysis methods and algorithms to solve specific problems. This course empowers participants to become proficient in the R programming language so that they can begin to utilize R for whatever purpose they may need. 

Course Objectives

  • Master the common data structures
  • Learn how to automate multi-step processes and repetitive tasks
  • Learn how to write R functions so that your processes can be more easily repeated
  • Get over the R learning curve

Course Content

  • Introduction to R
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Data Visualization

Course Coordinator

Ms. Alaine Gulles

About the Course

Course Schedule:  September 23 - 27, 2019.

Venue: IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Application Period:  until August 16, 2019 or until all slots are filled up

How to Apply:

        Requirements and Instructions:

        Please read before proceeding to the online application.

    1. Interested applicants must have a fully accomplished online application form with all the necessary attachments.
    2. International applicants need to prepare a scanned copy of their passport (preferably, in color) which will be attached to the completed online application form.
    3. Applicant must have a certification of availability of funding from IRRI, donors or sponsoring agencies to cover the full cost of the training.  This should be reflected in the Endorsement form or Consent form that can be downloaded below.
    4. Slots for this training are awarded on a competitive basis and participants will be chosen based on the information provided on the online application form.


    1. Download and accomplish the form(s) that you will need for your application. Please attach them to the online application form. 
      • Consent form (Save as PDF with CF_BIOM203_Your-Lastname as filename).
      • Medical form (For Non-IRRI applicants only. Save as PDF with MCF_Your-Lastname as filename). 
    2. Proceed with the online application here.

        Notes: Participants must bring their own laptop.