Need an Introduction to R Programming?

R LogoAre you looking to learn the basics of the R programming language and discover more about the field of data science? The upcoming Data Science Workshop Series: Introduction to R Programming will provide the foundations for using R in data science. 

In this workshop, Michael Hahsler, OIT’s Data Science Researcher in Residence, will show how to replace repetitive tasks through scripting and how machine learning with R can be used in your area. Starting Wednesday, February 5, 2020, the four-session course will also cover using R Studio, programming basics, the R syntax, functions, vectorization, importing/exporting data (CSV, Excel), cleaning data, and basic visualizations.

To find out more and to register, please visit For questions about library workshops, contact Megan Heuer at

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and, for much of his career at the University, had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at