A mini R Link Round Up (2/17/2017)

Due to travels, no Friday Link Round Up! However, here are some few links for learning R or trying to improve in R.

Learn R with free, interactive tutorials

swirl: Learn R inside Rstudio
tryr: Learn R inside a browser
datacamp: Learn R with this interactive course


How to make your lives easier in RStudio

Addin (Newest edition of Rstudio required)

RStudio addins provide a mechanism for executing R functions interactively from within the RStudio IDE—either through keyboard shortcuts, or through the Addins menu.

An addin can be as simple as a function that inserts a commonly used snippet of text, and as complex as a Shiny application that accepts input from the user, and later mutates a document open in RStudio. The sky is the limit!


Switch from console to script without touching your mouse (@rstudiotips


Rename in Scope: Rename all instance of a variable and it will recognize the context


Things to learn in R this week:


Workflow R Markdown is a format for writing reproducible, dynamic reports with R. Use it to. embed R code and results into slideshows, pdfs, html documents, Word files and more. To make a report: RStudio® is a trademark of RStudio, Inc.

package: ggplot2 

ggplot is an R package for data exploration and producing plots. It produces fantastic-looking graphics and allows one to slice and dice one’s data in many different ways.- Noam Ross

package: dplyr 

dplyr is a package for data manipulation, written and maintained by Hadley Wickham. It provides some great, easy-to-use functions that are very handy when performing exploratory data analysis and manipulation. Here, I will provide a basic overview of some of the most useful functions contained in the package.

package: reshape2

reshape2 is an R package written by Hadley Wickham that makes it easy to transform data between wide and long formats.

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PhD student in Bjornstad Lab
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