Invest in your people, not in expensive software

Ready to make an investment in your organization’s future by moving to R? Making the jump to R can eliminate reliance on expensive software, improve your team’s efficiency, and offer an incredible professional development opportunity to your staff.

Why R?

Efficient Workflows

Write code today that you can reuse tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year.

Effective and Engaging Reporting

Produce high-quality graphics using the tool of choice for top information designers.

Cost Effective

All of this power comes at a cost: nothing, nada, zilch. Yes, that's right: R is 100% free.

How Does Custom Training Work?

Custom training engagements involve one-, two-, or three-day training sessions, followed by project support.

All custom training is designed around projects that your organization is working on. Working with your data makes learning easier because it allows your team to focus on learning R, not having to remember details about a new dataset. And it shows staff how this new tool can help them solve problems they already encounter in their work.

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Training Sessions

Prior to any training sessions, I encourage teams to take my free Getting Started course, which covers the basics of R. From there, training sessions provide the initial dive into R using a Tidyverse-centric approach.

All custom training is designed around projects that your organization is working on. Working with your data makes learning easier because it allows your team to focus on learning R, not having to remember details about a new dataset. And it shows staff how this new tool can help them solve problems they already encounter in their work.

Project Support

Project Support

Following the in-person trainings, I provide project support. This typically involves having your staff work through a real project (or recreate a past project) in R with my guidance. This project support will enable your team to confidently apply their R learning to their work and avoid any roadblocks they encounter along the way.

Project support typically involves a combination of short presentations on topics relevant to your team’s progress and Q&A time. Project support is provided remotely via video call and recordings are made available recorded for future reference.

Success Stories

Public Profit

How Public Profit Set Up a Structure for Success

When I began working with Oakland-based Public Profit, they were switching from Excel and SPSS. The move to R came with some anxiety, but they developed some creative structures to ensure the transition was a success.

Reading Partners

How Moving to R Enabled Reading Partners to Engage More Deeply with Their Data

Reading Partners was using spreadsheets for all of their data analysis work. The work could be tedious and laborious, and left them little time to think deeply about their results. Until they moved to R.

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How R Has Streamlined OMNI Institute’s Workflow

Moving to R has helped the OMNI Institute dramatically improve the efficiency of their workflow, including automated data tracking and generating dozens of reports automatically.

Is your organization ready to move to R?

Improve your organization's efficiency, provide an incredible professional development opportunity for your staff, and save money to boot.

Why Me?

I started R for the Rest of Us to help organizations embrace the power of R. Through custom training, I can work with your staff to make a seamless transition from whatever tools you’re using now to R.

There are a lot of great R coders out there, but only a few who really know how to teach. With a master’s degree in education and a decade of teaching experience (you’d be surprised how much overlap there is between teaching second graders to read and teaching new R users to code!), I structure custom training to ensure your team will develop the skills to do your current work, and to do things you never even imagined possible.

My teaching uses a spiralized approach, where we return to concepts learned early on and learn to take them further. For instance, in the training sessions we return to material covered early on in later sessions, adding onto it in ways that reinforces previous learning. (e.g. improving basic plots by adding annotations to them).

Yes, you can learn R for free. There are a plenty of free resources to get you started. But knowing where to start can be extremely challenging. I learned R this way, and I know that I wasted a lot of time going down paths that weren’t useful. Having experienced this pain myself, I can move your organization quickly to R mastery.

All custom training is designed around projects that your organization is working on. Working with your data makes learning easier because it allows your team to focus on learning R, not having to remember details about a new dataset. And it shows staff how this new tool can help them solve problems they already encounter in their work.