Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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EKOL3138 Advanced programming in R and its application in Ecology and Evolution 3 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Jon Brommer

Learning outcomes

Throughout, the focus is on understanding how R can help you make sense of it all.


R is a free programming platform. Because of its versatile nature, R is becoming the current standard for analyses. In this course, the focus is on advanced programming, involving applications for data handling, dynamics, optimization, models and simulations. This course does not teach statistics. The course requires students to carry out exercises which are jointly discussed in a weekly meeting as well as completing a larger programming project. The course builds upon “EKOL3159: Introduction to programming in R and its use in ecology and evolution” with which it alternates. Participants need to have passed EKOL3159 or an equivalent course. Students who are interested in attending, but lack EKOL3159 or an equivalent course are offered the opportunity to independently work through the course material of EKOL3159 and must pass a pre-examination (giving 1 ECTS) before the start of the “Advanced programming” course.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam

Examination: Pass/Fail, based on exercises and completion of final, independent project work. The 1 ECTS pre-examination is a 20 minutes oral exam held in English.



Recommended year of study

3. year spring
4. year spring

The course is given in the spring of even years (in the 4th period).

Belongs to following study modules

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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