The following documentation provides some tips and links to documentation that will help you get started with R.
- Read our introduction to R
- Download Microsoft R Open or R
- Install Microsoft R Open or R
- Get an R IDE
- Explore these beginner resources
- Explore these advanced resources
Get Your R IDE
After you download and install Microsoft R Open or open R, the next step is to get an integrated development environment, or IDE, for R. One such R IDE is R Tools for Visual Studio and another is RStudio. Your R IDE is where you'll write your code.
Beginners, Start Here
New to R Programming? Jumpstart your learning process using these tutorials and books.
The following tutorials are helpful for beginners.
DataCamp: Learn R & Become a Data Analyst
An Introduction to R: The free, succinct, “official” CRAN R Manual
Try R: a short course that lets you jump right in
Get started in Data Science with R: a Kaggle tutorial
Read these introductory publications to learn more about R programming.
R for Dummies by Andrie de Vries and Joris Meys
R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics by Jared Lander
Learning R by Richard Cotton
The R Journal: Providing R theory and sample code
Learn more by reading these articles:
Get Started. Make Your Own Plot and More!
Read Advanced Materials
If you have experience with R, you can further develop your knowledge and skills reading publications like these.
The Art of R Programming: A tour of Statistical Software Design by Norman Matloff
Advanced R by Hadley Wickham
Software for Data analysis: Programming with R by John Chambers