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Fundamentals of R

R can be intimidating. I know because it intimidated me before I learned how to use it.

But the thing is, you don't need to know everything about R in order to use it.

Fundamentals of R takes a focused approach, helping you learn the fundamental skills that you need to succeed.

A few core functions make up the bulk of my data wrangling work in R, and I'll show you what they are and how to use them. Here's a sample lesson:

You'll also learn to make data visualization in R. Used by journalists around the world, R is one of the most powerful tools for making high-quality data viz.

Screenshot of QZ article on ggplot2.

R can do more than just replace the tools you currently use. With R, you can work in new, more efficient ways.

You'll learn to use a tool called Quarto to go from data import to final report, all without leaving R. No more going from SPSS to Excel, to Word, and back again, endless times.

After finishing this course, you'll have the skills you need to make the switch to R.

Stop saying you'll learn R next week, next month, or next year. Get started learning today and learn to use R to work with data more efficiently and more elegantly than you ever have before.

50% discount for:



Low-income locations


25% discount for:

Groups of 3 or more


Course Includes

  • 33 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Self-Paced
  • Lifetime Access

About the Instructor

David Keyes

I’m not a hardcore quant (my PhD is in anthropology).

I’m not a coder ready to jump on you for any small mistake. I want to help others avoid the pain that I went through learning R.

A teacher at heart (shoutout to my former second grade students), I make R less scary and more fun (yes, fun).

David Keyes