Great Introduction to R (esp when you come from SPSS or the like)

Data science is the process by which data becomes understanding, knowledge and insight.
Hadley Wickham

I still love R, perhaps to the chagrin of my students 😉 But yeah, coming from SPSS (or rather, $P$$), it’s really powerful with a fun community. Just the options of what you can do are … breathtaking. Just have a look at these cheatsheets (PDFs) from the rstudio::conference 2019 — and be overwhelmed (in a positive way … hmm, awestruck?).

However, one of the best introductions I have seen so far is this presentation by Hadley Wickham (some-when in 2018): “You can’t do data science in a GUI” (talk is about 42 minutes, rest is Q&A):

Well worth watching and showing the advantages of R.

Categories: Community Aspects, Doing Science, Improving your Creativity, Inspiration, Learning to do Science, Other Programs, Other Tools, People, Realizing Creative Projects, Science, Tools



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