**Course Details: **

The online version of the course taught the basics of the R programming language with a focus on applying its key tools to everyday scenarios faced in government, consulting and academia.

**What Was Covered:**

The course will run for six weeks, be project based and invite participants to work with buddies on projects that teach concepts such as:

**The fundamentals of programming and R –**which will cover just enough of the theory to get you doing cool stuff with R.**Exploratory analysis**– how to quickly understand the basics of a dataset and use programming to explore policy questions.**Data cleaning**– which will show how we can work with, and clean messy, data to make it useful for analysis.**Data visualization and presenting results**– how to communicate your analysis through modern data visualization, graphics and statistical summaries.**Automation and reproducibility**– practical tips to use R programming to automate repetitive tasks and enhance reproducibility.

**What Was Needed to Participate: **

**A willingness to learn**and give us honest and open feedback (so we learn too!).**At least one other person to work with**to complete group activities in the course.**A***basic*understanding of data analysis**and computers**(eg can use a formula in excel to calculate the average of something).**A computer**with R and R studio installed (Mac, Windows or Linux).

**What Wasn’t Needed to Participate: **

**Any programming experience**: We’re going to start from the basics and go from there 🙂**A phd in applied mathematics**: We don’t have one, so why should you?