The R language is becoming increasingly popular among large companies. This popularity is due to the fact that R is a free software applicable in different contexts. In addition, due to its current popularity it is increasingly easy to find solutions to practical problems using this software.

Main aim

Given the wide applicability of R software, Vallourec asked UFMG for an introductory course in R plus two additional modules: Machine Learning and Statistical Process Control. In total, the material was used in a 40-hour course.


To facilitate the editing of the modules and the standardization of materials by the developer team, the lesson material was developed in R using the Rmarkdown package.


The course was given in December 2016.