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Statistical Consultancy Service

Short Courses and Workshops

The group offers occasional workshops for continuing professional development, aimed at researchers both within the University and from private organisations. Details of upcoming courses can be found on this page.

Upcoming courses:

Introduction to RStudio

Date: TBD 2022

Venue: Computer lab (ScB3.18) Science Tower B, Level 3. Massey University, Palmerston North

Duration: 2 days

R is a free and powerful software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The RStudio is highly flexible and contains a wealth of functions to carry out standard and non-standard statistical and graphical analyses.

Course Structure

The course runs over two days. Each day will consist of a series of hands on computer workshops.

Each participant will have access to a personal computer running Windows and pre-loaded with R and RStudio, but may bring their own laptop computer (any operating system) if desired, ideally with R/RStudio already installed.

Workshop size will be restricted to 21, with places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Day 1  R/RStudio software system, syntax, handling data and graphics.

Day 2 Statistical modelling and creating publication-ready graphics.

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for data analysts (both statisticians and non-statisticians) with a solid grounding in statistics who have little or no experience with R/RStudio.


The course will be presented by Dr Jonathan Marshall. who has extensive experience using R and RStudio for research and teaching, and has delivered a variety of workshops and short courses on this software.


The cost is $800, with a reduced rate of $400 to Massey staff and students. Full catering (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) is provided.

Registration (TBD 2022)

Any other enquiries can be made to Jonathan Marshall