Introductory R Course - 18-19 November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

This two-day course, which is being held in Kelowna, BC, from the 18th to 19th of November 2014, introduces users to R software. The course is suitable for individuals who have never used R as well R-users looking to consolidate their understanding of the basics.

R is a free open source programming environment for data manipulation, plotting and statistical analyses. The course will be taught by Dr. Joseph Thorley, R.P.Bio. and Dr. Robyn Irvine, R.P.Bio. of Poisson Consulting Ltd.. Joe Thorley and Robyn Irvine are professional fish population biologists with over 15 years combined R programming experience.

Course content

Day One
Day Two

Course Dates and Times

The course will run from 8:30 to 17:00 on November 18 and 19 2014.

Course Location

The course will be held at the Royal Anne Hotel in downtown Kelowna.

The Royal Anne has offered a special room rate of $89/day including free continental breakfast and wifi for participants.

Course Cost

The course cost is $525 (inclusive of GST).

Course Requisites

A laptop.


To register contact Robyn Irvine with the following information:

  1. Name:
  2. Organization:
  3. Email:
  4. Contact phone number:
  5. Course: Introduction to R Course

Robyn Irvine’s contact details:

The course is limited to 16 participants and your place is not secured until we receive full payment.

A course package including software installation instructions will be issued two months prior to the course.

Additional Courses

Joe Thorley and Robyn Irvine will be also be teaching a two day Introductory Bayesian course from 20-21 November in the Royal Anne Hotel, Kelowna.