Additional R Resources
There is a wealth of resources on the Web and elsewhere to learn more about R. Here are some of the best:
"R is Hot" White paper
The R Community
- The R Project homepage -- Look here for official news from the open source R Project, plus links to documentation, mailing lists, the official R FAQs, and more.
- The R Ecosystem – a prezi tour of the world of R
- Inside-R.org Community resource site -- Sponsored by Revolution Analytics.
- The R Community Calendar – User group meetings and events worldwide
- R Articles & Blogs by renowned BI expert Steve Miller of OpenBI LLC.
- R-bloggers -- Dozens of R-related blogs are aggregated here for a steady stream of news, tips and articles related to R.
- David Smith's Revolutions blog -- One of the Web's most popular R blogs, produced by Revolution Analytics' head of Community relations.
- #rstats on Twitter. To follow -- or contribute to -- an information-rich conversation about R (140 characters at a time) search for the #rstats hashtag.
- Local R user groups -- a growing list of R user groups in cities all around the globe. Join (or start) one in your area!
- Subscribe to the Revolution monthly Newsletter or Follow Revolution Analytics on Twitter
Getting Started With R
Top 3 suggestions for absolute beginners
- An Introduction to R – The free, “official” CRAN R Manual
- Try R – a short course that lets you jump right in
- Computing for Data Analysis – 4 weeks worth of videos from a popular Coursera course
Some additional resources
- Some tips for getting started with R
- Quick-R – many well done, practical examples
- An Introduction to R for Data Mining recorded webinar
- Some online Wikis
- Data Science -- an online, free ebook
- The R Graph Gallery – lots of R visualizations
- ggplot2 – R’s newest system for creating plots
- RStudio – a free IDE for R
- Getting started with R and Hadoop – resources for the R Hadoop Project
Books on R
- Books on R listed on Amazon and publications listed on CRAN
- R for SAS and SPSS Users -- a recommended book by Robert A. Muenchen. Also: R for Stata Users.
- The Art of R Programming (Matloff) – the top pic for an R programming book
Finding R Packages
- CRAN Task Views -- The list of 2000+ add-on packages for R can be daunting, but these Task Views list the most important ones in domain-specific areas as diverse as Finance, Clinical Trials, and Machine Learning.
- Crantastic.org -- On the other hand, if you're looking for a specific page, you can search by keyword at this interactive directory of all R packages. You can also log in and rate and comment on packages.
- rseek – a search engine for R
- R Mailing Lists – Signing up for the R Mailing lists, especially R-help
- StackOverflow -- Got a question about R? Search for questions tagged with "r" and you'll probably find your question already answered. If not, ask away!
- Revolution Analytics Support FAQ's
- Revolution Analytics Discussion Forum
Take a Course
- R Training Courses -- both On-Site and Online, presented by Revolution Analytics and its partners.
- Statistics.com --lists several R based courses in their catalog
- Coursera – frequently delivers R courses