Helping the rest of us
embrace the power of R
Since 2019, R for the Rest of Us has helped people around the world use R to make the world a better place. Through self-paced online courses, our cohort-based R in 3 Months program, training for organizations moving to R, and consulting work, we help people use R do things they never thought possible.
Founder and CEO
Hi, I'm David
Think you know what an R user looks like? I'm probably not what you have in mind.
I'm not a hardcore quant (my PhD is in anthropology). I'm not a coder ready to jump on you for any small mistake.
I want to help others avoid the pain that I went through learning R.
A teacher at heart (shoutout to my former second grade students), I make R less scary and more fun (yes, fun).
I first used R in 2015 at a workshop at the American Evaluation Association conference. I was intrigued, but, since my co-workers at the time used Excel and SPSS, I let my newly learned skills lapse.
In 2016, entering the world of consulting, I decided to give R another shot. I jumped back in, using free online resources to restart my R journey. I taught myself enough that I decided to give R a shot on a project I was working on. I got a few steps in, hit a roadblock, and had to go back to Excel.
A few weeks later, I tried R again on another project. Same result. I followed this pattern for several months, optimistically thinking I was ready to use R for a project, only to find my skills weren’t quite there yet.
It’s a common story among those of us who teach ourselves R. Without a guide, we waste time going down the wrong path without realizing where we’re going.
Our global team of R experts supports clients on a wide range of education and consulting projects.
Gouvieux, France ConsultantA France-based statistician who combines R skills with a keen sense of design, Thomas works on projects related to data visualization, creating workflows for automated reporting, and developing custom packages.
San Antonio, Texas ConsultantLibby is a statistics-flavored data scientist, host of the Data Humans podcast, and an enthusiastic data community builder who leads with vulnerability and transparency. She’s done everything from industrial experimentation and computer aided drafting to process improvement and QA, and she loves to mentor and teach.
Vancouver, Canada ConsultantComputational ecologist turned open science mentor, consultant, and advocate, Gracielle still wonders why species are where they are while she helps students to transition from grad school into non-academic jobs, building their skills around open science principles and values. An enthusiastic facilitator, she loves helpilng groups of people to talk to each other and to create amazing things together. And she loves clowns!
Nairobi, Kenya AssistantJoe plays a vital role in content management for the R for the Rest of Us website, and other channels. In addition, Joe provides a wide range support for marketing and other projects.