Not an R tutorial
So you want to learn R? Well, there's lots of resources for
learning R on the internet. But perhaps too much, so unless you
have a specific question or a specific error message you can
enter into the search engine, you can spend a lot of time
searching for needles in haystacks.|
I've just been using Google to find basic information about key concepts in R, and found it difficult to find good sources. Many of the pages go into unnecessary detail, assume a background in programming in other languages, or use abstruse examples.
So some recommendations seem to be in order.
In general, I found YouTube videos to more appropriate for R beginners than most web pages. The videos from DataCamp are particularly impressive, being conceptually clear and professional. Maybe I should just recommend folks sign up for DataCamp, but I haven't looked at their actual courses.
The following are just some of the best links I came across during a few hours with Google. Let me know if you have your own suggestions: stats[dot]bcss[at]gmail[dot]com.
A bit of everything
Quick-R Data types - a quick overview of vectors, matrices, data frames, lists, and factors.
DataCamp VDO How to create and name vectors in R
DataCamp VDO Subsetting your Vectors in R
The Academician VDO Special values NA Inf NaN NULL
Data Mentor R Vector
DataCamp VDO Learn How to Create and Name Matrices in R
DataCamp VDO Learn How to Subset Matrices in R
Data Mentor R matrix
DataCamp VDO Using Factors in R
DataCamp VDO Using the Data Frame in R
DataCamp VDO Introduction and read.csv
DataCamp VDO Learn How to Subset, Extend & Sort Data Frames in R
Statistics with R: Selecting a subset of variables from a dataframe using subset()
Ed Boone VDO Introduction to lists
DataCamp VDO How to create and name lists in R
Richard Webster For Loops in R (includes nested loops)
If you have a specific question or an error message you don't understand, enter (or copy paste) into your search engine and look for results from stackoverflow or R-bloggers. or the official R help forum at nabble.com.
|Updated 6 Aug 2018 by Mike Meredith|