Anandi Bierman, Postdoctoral fellow at Stellenbosch University Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, will be sharing her tips and tricks with us on extending your R skillz:
"When a colleague asks you to perform the analysis of their metagenomic data and accompanying statistics with the opportunity to co-author a paper, you can't say no. Luckily R has your back and teaching yourself new skills is something you can achieve from the comfort of your couch. In this talk I will walk you through the steps I took to analyse Metagenomic data using R and the accompanying publication-worthy graphs I learned to draw up as well as some basic statistics done on the metadata.
I will also touch on three things that I found fundamental in the learning process:
(1) Know the good R websites,
(2) Phone a friend and
(3) Don't be shy to re-do a lot of stuff.
The purpose of this talk is to show that you can learn to do anything in R from scratch and produce really professional output and it won't cost you another PhD to do so!"
Join us online - Zoom details to follow soon!