Continuing Education

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Beginner R Course      

When: March 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna, BC (same location as the annual meeting)

Description: R is a powerful open source (free!) program that is taking the ecology world by storm. In fisheries science we demand reproducibility and transparency in our data management and analysis, but its not always easy to track the thousand small choices you make during data analyses – but it is easy in R. R enables a completely reproducible and transparent process which can be duplicated across similar tasks (saving time), published and shared with other R users. So now I have convinced you of its worth, you may want to know; what exactly is R and how do you use a code-based open-source program? Learning to code in R can be a frustrating and slow process. This ~3hr long workshop is meant to introduce new comers to the world of R, no prior experience with R is necessary! We will start with R basics in coding and progress to datasheet manipulation and plotting in base R. By the end of this workshop attendees will be able to set up a simple datasheet for statistical tests. The goal of this workshop is to give a leg up in the steep learning curve in R, and teach newcomers in R how to troubleshoot common problems.

Please bring your own computer. If you are unable to bring a computer, please send us an e-mail at

Cost: The course will cost $20 and you can sign up using the form below: