Appendix 1: Getting Started with R

13.5 Get your computer ready

13.5.1 Install R

R is the core software

Download R for your OS

13.5.2 Install R Studio

R Studio is a slick (very slick) GUI interface for developing R projects

Download R Studio Desktop

13.5.3 Resources for installing R and R Studio

On Windows

On a Mac

13.5.4 Install LaTeX

LaTeX (“la-tek”) is necessary to use the pdf output of R Markdown.

On Windows

On a Mac

13.6 Start learning

13.6.1 Start with Data Camp Introduction to R

Data Camp: Introduction to R (free online course)

13.6.2 Then Move to Introduction to R Studio

R Studio Essentials, Programming Part 1 (Writing code in RStudio)

13.6.3 Develop your project with an R Studio Notebook

Getting Started with R Markdown

Introducing Notebooks with R Markdown

13.7 Getting Data into R

Getting your data into R

13.9 Packages used extensively in this text

  1. ggplot2
  2. data.table
  3. mvtnorm
  4. lme4
  5. nlme
  6. emmeans
  7. readxl
  8. reshape2

Data Visualisation chapter from R for Data Science

Graphics for communication chapter from R for Data Science

Youtube: An Introduction to The data.table Package

Coursera: The data.table Package