When I was learning to use R, I remember a time when I tried to make a graph and was totally stumped. I read tutorial after tutorial but none of them explained how to work with my data. And then I came across the solution: my data wasn’t tidy.
I came across this solution almost by accident. I learned R on my own, and without a more experienced guide, I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
Once you’ve got the fundamentals down, you can do a lot with R. But what happens when:
- Your data isn’t in the right format to plot with
- You get messy data and don’t know how to deal with it
- You want to produce presentations from RMarkdown documents, not just reports
These are just a few of the questions that Going Deeper with R is designed to answer. The course will give you the skills to not just replace your current tools, but go well beyond their capabilities. Watch your skills go from competent to excellent, your efficiency go from passable to unstoppable, and your relationship with R go from fascination to infatuation.
What will you learn in this course?
This course will build on the Fundamentals of R course by covering the same three topics: RMarkdown, data wrangling and analysis, and data visualization. Sign up for the newsletter to get updates as I began to share details on the curriculum.
Hi, I’m David.
Think you know what an R user looks like? I’m probably not what you have in mind.
I started R for the Rest of Us to be that guide. Yes, you can learn R on your own. But working with me will help you go from novice to expert much, much faster than you could on your own.
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).
Want to see how I use R? Take a look at some of the data visualizations I’ve created for organizations looking to increase their social impact.