A Chat About Tidy Data

Tidy data is one of the most complex concepts for participants in R in 3 Months. Even before they get to the actual coding involved in data tidying, many struggle with what tidy data is exactly. I introduce tidy data to R in 3 Months participants through this lesson (which comes from

2021 Year in Review

As 2021 comes to a close, I wanted to share what R for the Rest of Us has been up to this year. It’s been a busy year and just trying to remember everything we did has been a challenge! You’ll notice first of all that I said we. I’ve always used

I’ve Hit My Enough Number

A couple years ago, I read Paul Jarvis’s book Company of One. The book argues that the idea of growth for its own sake is often misguided. Instead, businesses should grow at a speed that fits with the work and personal goals of their owners. I loved the whole book, but one

How to Set Your Default Package Install Location in R

One problem that people often have, especially when they work on Windows network drives, is that they can’t install packages. This typically happens because they don’t have admin rights on their computer and by default R tries to install packages into a location that requires admin rights. To see where your packages