How to Download Data in R

When you work with most data analysis tools, the first step in any project is to download your data. Your workflow might look something like this: Go to the website where the data is locatedFind the data you needDownload the data to your computerCopy the data to where you need to in

R is Not Just for Big Data

“Oh yeah, I thought about learning R, but my data isn’t that big so it’s not worth it.”  I’ve heard that line more times than I can count. There is a common perception among non-R users that R is only worth learning if you work with “big data.” It’s

Data Cleaning Tips in R

I recently came across a set of data cleaning tips in Excel from EvaluATE, which provides support for people looking to improve their evaluation practice. Screenshot of the Excel Data Cleaning Tips As I looked through the tips, I realized that I could show how to do each of

My R Journey: Ryan Ames

When I came across Ryan Ames’ LinkedIn profile, I was struck by how similar his work is to my own. Based in Portland (like me), he works at the intersection of data science and program evaluation (the field I worked in prior to starting R for the Rest of Us). My curiosity piqued at seeing