R Resources

We use R for most statistical analyses. To help ourselves and others, here is a list of the R resources we find most useful.

Dan's R Cheat Sheet: a 2-page summary of the functions I use the most.

Reference Websites

Quick-R: an excellent searchable reference guide

R Cookbook: cookbook-style how-to wiki, particularly useful for experimental psychology

Penn R study group: detailed reference in the form of tutorial notes

ggplot2: documentation website for our main graphics tool
    A great ggplot2 workshop
    A chart chooser: simple examples of many different kinds of ggplot graphs
    A nice guide to themes

Matlab/R Reference guide: A handy reference for both R and Matlab (our other main analytical tool)

R style guides:
    Hadley Wickham's Style Guide
    Google's R Style Guide

Learning R

How to Learn R: A "big picture" overview of learning R

R Tutorial: an organized and clear R tutorial (Tip: use the "R Tutorials" menu in the right navigation bar)

Try R: a very nicely designed basic R tutorial from O'Reilly and Code School -- ideal for novices with no programming experience.

Resources to help you learn and use R: from the Institute for Digital Research and Education at UCLA

Intro to R: a series of short videos (2-6 minutes) demonstrating basic R tasks or concepts

Applied R for the quantitative social scientist: a clear introduction to R basics, including multilevel modeling

R Bootcamp: a tutorial developed by Jared Knowles

R Guide: A simple guide developed for people doing (personality) psychology research

R Tutorial (by Kelly Black): a good introduction to R basics

R Tutorial Series (Blog): a series of clear how-to guides (see contents menu in the right navigation bar)

Learning R for researchers in Psychology: link goes to resource list, which is part of a blog




R Bloggers: A blog aggregator pulling together posts from over 140 bloggers who write about R in English

StackOverflow - R: A great community Q & A site. If you have a problem, they can usually help you.


R in a Nutshell by Joseph Adler

R for SAS and SPSS Users by Robert Muenchen

Analyzing Linguistic Data by Harald Baayen

ggplot2: part of the Use R! series of focused guide books

Books that teach statistics and R together:
Learning Statistics with R by Daniel Navarro (ebook is free!)
Discovering Statistics Using R by Andy Field, Jeremy Miles, & Zoe Field
Dan Mirman,
Sep 20, 2013, 11:28 AM