R

Data visualization basics

I love data visualization. My initial forays into data vizualization led me to the package ggplot2, which seems to be quickly becoming the standard in the R community (or at least the one I see most often). When I first started using it, the syntax seemed pretty daunting (all the aes and geom_whatever arguments were confusing to me), but I was motivated enough by some pretty examples and helpful documentation to hack through other people’s code and make my own plots.

R-esources

In this post I’ll list and describe some of my favorite resources for learning R (R-esources?). There are already so many amazing resources for learning R scattered across the interwebs that this will likely go unnoticed. But if even one person learns something about R from my haphazard explanations and dry humor, then it would be worth it. Before learning R, I had zero experience with any sort of coding (I never had a myspace, so I hadn’t even played around with html).