Short Course

First Contact with R

Start programming with R without headache! You will learn to handle datasets and make neat visualizations with just a few lines of code. Within two days, you will be able to inspect datasets, manipulate them, and plot nice graphs to show your results. We will work with datasets related to the green economy. R is a very accessible programming language, so don’t be shy!


Friday, November 16, 2018 09:30 – 17:00

  1. What is R? Why use it?
  2. Read datasets of different format (CSV, spreadsheet, JSON, PDF, maybe more)
  3. Inspect datasets (dataframe and datatable formats, filter columns and rows, browse rows with loops).
  4. Make simple visualizations.
  5. Export datasets & visualizations.
  6. Data quality issues (missing data, provenance, sampling issues, biases)


Saturday, November 17, 2018 09:30 – 17:00

  1. Basic statistics (with extra visualizations)
  2. Basic data manipulations (with extra visualizations)


Emma Beauxis-Aussalet – My background includes design, engineering and research. Combining these can support great societal developments and I’m delighted to develop their synergy at DSS. I love gaining and sharing knowledge, having crazy ideas and exploring hidden corners. My PhD topic was classification uncertainty, where many hidden corners need more attention.

Sjoukje Goldman – My background includes marketing strategy, cross-border e-commerce and cross-cultural research. Currently I am doing a PhD at Vrije Universiteit and at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. I have a strong preference for quantitative research and I use multi-group structural equation modeling in my PhD to gain a better understanding about the complexity of factors involved when shopping and selling online across national borders.


Digital Society School,

We are a diverse group of designers, developers and researchers that shape tomorrow’s society through digital technology, using human-centered design approaches. We are explicitly open, placing our findings at the world’s disposal. We believe that our digitally fueled future can -and should- be inclusive, intelligent and involve us all. We invite students and professionals from creative industries to join us on our mission.

Center for Market Insights,

The Center for Market Insights (CMI) is the innovative research center of the School of Marketing at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. We help companies to make better marketing decisions by translating data into actionable insights. Customer segmentation, big data analysis and social media performance scans: nothing is too crazy for us. Take a look at or visit us in Amsterdam. We can be found in the HvA Wibauthuis (Wibautstraat 3b), room 06A42.


€ 15 Students
€ 25 Digital Society Community
€ 50 Professionals

Digital Camp: First Contact with R
Trainers: Emma Beauxis-Aussalet and Sjoukje Goldman
Date: November 16 and 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 17:00 (lunch included)
Venue: Wibauthuis, Wibautstraat 3b, 1091 GH Amsterdam –