Learn R

R is an amazing software for data analysis and visualization, and for creating reproducible research. In addition, it is free!

ELE Consulting is happy to accompany you on your R learning adventure, which we believe can be both exciting and fun. We offer introductory workshops, tailored training that will help transform your organization into one that uses R as a key analysis tool, and other customized training.

If you are new to R, or have started learning R and would like some suggested next steps, please see the resources below. If you would like to talk to us about training that meets your specific needs, please email to get in touch.

Download R and RStudio

Use this simple checklist to help you download R and RStudio.

Data Handling, Data Visualization, and Communication (Tidyverse)

R for Data Science, by Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund, is a very good place to learn R. The book takes a Tidyverse approach, with an emphasis on data handling, data visualization (based on the grammar of graphics), and communication. It is also available in hard copy.

Data Handling, Data Visualization, and Statistical Analysis

Discovering Statistics Using R, by Andy Field, Jeremy Miles, and Zoe Field, is a very good place to learn R for statistical analysis. The book takes a Base R approach, which is often necessary when conducting statistical analyses.

More About Data Visualization

Extend your learning about data visualization from R for Data Science by further exploring the capabilities of ggplot2 and expanding your understanding of the grammar of graphics.

More About Communication

Extend your learning about communication from R for Data Science by further exploring the capabilities of R Markdown (more in depth information is available in R Markdown: The Definitive Guide and in Bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown).

Cheat Sheets

Several cheat sheets are available from R Studio, which are useful tools to have close at hand.