Introduction to statistics and computational biology in R

1. Download R

R is an interactive open source scripting language that is widely used in bioinformatics. You can download it here:

Click to download R

RStudio is a desktop version with added features. This version is for those who are more familiar with graphical interfaces.

Click to download RStudio

2. Get started with R

If you've never used R before, we recommended that you try out a few interactive tutorials to familiarize yourself with the software.

The DataCamp tutorial on R is also a great resource that lets you code through your own browser. Click here! We use it for coding instruction in our lab.


Code School lets you try out some basic R right in your browser. Click here!

Finally, if you want to get started on your own installation of R, a more in depth video course on setting up RStudio can be found through Leada. Click here!

3. Download workshop slides and data

Updated workshop slides and code here