My R Journey: Thomas Mock

Thomas Mock is a Customer Success Representative at RStudio. He fell in love with R and data science through his PhD research, which he did in Neurobiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Thomas is passionate about growing the R community, and founded #TidyTuesday to help newcomers and seasoned vets improve their […]

An Example of How R Can Improve Your Workflow

I often tell people that R can improve their workflow. But, as everyone knows, showing is better than telling. So, in that spirit, I made a video to demonstrate one way in which R can improve your efficiency. I often work with data from the U.S. Census Bureau. My old workflow was as follows: Go […]

R is a Workflow Tool (That Also Does Some Stats)

I get asked this question a lot: is the work I do too basic to take advantage of R? It’s a reasonable question given R’s reputation as a tool for the extremely quantitatively inclined. But R can do a ton for you even if your statistical analysis needs are simple. I only ever use R for descriptive stats, and I […]

My R Journey: Sharla Gelfand

In choosing subjects for My R Journey interviews, I tend to stay away from statisticians. My mission with R for the Rest of Us is to demonstrate ways of using R that go beyond how many people expect R to be used (e.g. complex statistical models). But, if you know Sharla Gelfand, you know that […]

Setting Up Projects and Importing Data in R

Setting up projects and getting data into R can be really hard when you’re just starting! Learn how to do both in this short article (with video walkthrough!).

Themes to Improve Your ggplot Figures

The default look and feel of figures made with ggplot leaves something to be desired. See that default gray background and you know the figure was made in ggplot, just as a 3D pie chart could only mean Excel. Fortunately, though, changing how your ggplot figures look is incredibly simple. In fact, it’s usually just […]

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