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 […]

My R Journey: David Keyes

Hi there, I’m David, the one man behind this one-man operation. I’ve started a series of posts asking others to tell me about their R journeys. It didn’t seem fair, though, to not do the same myself. So, here’s the story of how I came to learn R, how I use it today, and why […]

Curb Cuts, Universal Design, and the Creation of a Welcoming R Community

In 1971, the city council of Berkeley, California authorized the construction of curb cuts at fifteen high-traffic street corners. This came after years of protests by disability rights activists, who argued that sidewalks without curb cuts were discriminatory because those in wheelchairs could not traverse them. After these curb cuts were built, people began to […]