Useful R online resources
If you are eager to try things out before the course starts the following links goes to some useful material on using R.
- Best first R tutorial A nice self learn tutorial to R, introducing many central concepts to R.
- A short introduction to R A very short intro to using R.
- An introduction to R A fairly comprehensive document on R. As a beginner one can start with Appendix A that is a short practical session.
- The art of R programming A pdf copy of a book that deals with R as a programming language. Is a great source of information for anyone that wants to use R not only as a statistical analysis tools, but also use it as a more general programming language.
- R for data science The basics of getting data into R, clean the data do your analysis. One of the authors of this book Hadley Wickham is also behind R-studio and has published several books on different aspects of using R, many of them available for free via his web page. He has also created many packages for R that facilitate structured data analysis. His most popular packages is ggplot2 for creating beautiful graphics with limited set of commands. This is one of the few external packages that we will use more extensively in class. Besides ggplot2 he has created many other packages that make use of novel objects and often use slightly different R syntax to interact with them. This means that code using them will look different to most other R code. If you like this way of working, there is a whole set of packages often referred to as the tidyverse that offers a more unified interaction with objects and functions under this approach to data analysis.
- R-help mailing list List of R-help mailing lists, where one often can find hints and solutions to commonly occuring problems. Please read the posting guide carefully before publishing any questions
R-studio Cheat sheets
For more resources of this type visit rstudio
If you want to test your skills and hopefully have some fun at the same time, you can play an R game. To do this,
and choose one of the three available games. For instance, to play the proton game (which we recommend), you type:
Then just follow instructions on your screen. Let us know if you complete the game! Good luck!
Useful Non-R specific online resources
- Stackoverflow Online community for programmers. -
- Biostars/ Online Question and answer resource aimed at bioinformatics