What is a Tidyverse-centric approach?

I describe my Fundamentals of R course as taking a “Tidyverse-centric approach.” If you’re new to R, you might be wondering what the heck I’m talking about. Here’s my explanation as to what the Tidyverse is and why I use it to teach R. The Tidyverse is described as: … an opinionated collection of R packages designed for data […]

Is R just for data scientists?

Take a look at most R courses and they’re pitched to aspiring data scientists. They say things like, “learn R and you can get a great job working at one of the many companies that use it to do data science.” Take a look at the bios of many of the most prominent R users and you’ll […]

My R Journey: Steve Richard

Steve Richard works as a data analyst at the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) in Multnomah County, Oregon. JOHS is an office that was created through an inter-governmental agreement between the city of Portland, Oregon and the County to allocate funds to and manage contracts for social services agencies serving the homeless population in the County. […]

Lessons for Learning R

This post comes from the R for the Rest of Us newsletter. If you want to get more content like this delivered to your inbox, sign up today. Last week I published the latest post in the My R Journey series. It is with Rika Gorn, Director of Data Analytics & Reporting at Covenant House International. I’ve followed Rika for […]

My R Journey: Rika Gorn

Rika Gorn is the Director of Data Analytics & Reporting at Covenant House International, a privately funded agency that provides shelter, immediate crisis care, and other services, to homeless and trafficked youth in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Her work focuses on providing statistical analysis, data visualization, and reporting support to 21 sites […]

Three Ways to Do Frequencies in R

Need to do frequencies in R? If you’re using R, you probably do. Here are three ways you can do them. Each method has one fewer line than the previous one. And, incredibly, the results from the shorter code are more powerful than those from the longer code! Like this video? Check out my Fundamentals […]

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