R for the Rest of Us: A Statistics-Free Introduction

R for the Rest of Us: A Statistics-Free Introduction

by David Keyes
R for the Rest of Us: A Statistics-Free Introduction

R for the Rest of Us: A Statistics-Free Introduction

by David Keyes


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Learn how to use R for everything from workload automation and creating online reports, to interpreting data, map making, and more.

Written by the founder of a very popular online training platform for the R programming language!

The R programming language is a remarkably powerful tool for data analysis and visualization, but its steep learning curve can be intimidating for some. If you just want to automate repetitive tasks or visualize your data, without the need for complex math, R for the Rest of Us is for you.

Inside you’ll find a crash course in R, a quick tour of the RStudio programming environment, and a collection of real-word applications that you can put to use right away. You’ll learn how to create informative visualizations, streamline report generation, and develop interactive websites—whether you’re a seasoned R user or have never written a line of R code.

You’ll also learn how to:
• Manipulate, clean, and parse your data with tidyverse packages like dplyr and tidyr to make data science operations more user-friendly
• Create stunning and customized plots, graphs, and charts with ggplot2 to effectively communicate your data insights
• Import geospatial data and write code to produce visually appealing maps automatically
• Generate dynamic reports, presentations, and interactive websites with R Markdown and Quarto that seamlessly integrate code, text, and graphics
• Develop custom functions and packages tailored to your specific needs, allowing you to extend R’s functionality and automate complex tasks

Unlock a treasure trove of techniques to transform the way you work. With R for the Rest of Us, you’ll discover the power of R to get stuff done. No advanced statistics degree required.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781718503328
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 06/25/2024
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

David Keyes is the founder and CEO of R for the Rest of Us (rfortherestofus.com), which offers online courses, workshops, and custom training sessions that help organizations take control of their data. He has a PhD in anthropology from UC San Diego, as well as a master's degree in education from Ohio State, and has dedicated his professional life to teaching people to embrace R as the most powerful tool for data analysis and visualization.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Visualizations
Chapter 1: An R Programming Crash Course
Chapter 2: Principles of Data Visualization
Chapter 3: Making Your Own ggplot Theme
Chapter 4: Creating Maps
Chapter 5: Crafting High-Quality Tables
Part 2: Reports, Presentations, and Websites
Chapter 6: Writing Reports in R Markdown
Chapter 7: Using Parameters to Automate Reports
Chapter 8: Making Slideshows with xarigan
Chapter 9: Building Websites with distill
Chapter 10: Reproducible Reporting with Quarto
Part 3: Automation and Collaboration
Chapter 11: Accessing Online Data
Chapter 12: Creating Your Own R Packages
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