R is a free programming language used by faculty and students for statistical analysis and data organization. Its development environment is RStudio, of which Reed has its own server (requires Kerberos credentials).
Seniors are able to write their thesis in R Markdown using a package called
thesisdown. For more information, visit our thesis in R Markdown webpage.
Please visit the Data@Reed webpage for a variety of resources related to the usage of R and RStudio, including instructions for installation and links to useful packages.
- R-bloggers for daily news/tips on using R
- DataCamp for lots of courses (some free) on R topics and tasks
- Modern Dive and R for Data Science, for more discussion of data input, wrangling, visualization, and modeling
- R for cats, an introduction to R for new programmers featuring cat-based examples
Have a suggestion for another resource? Questions about how to use R, issues with accessing the software, or other adventures - please contact Kristin Bott. I'm happy to meet up and look at your data, troubleshoot code, etc.