Getting started with R for busy people

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What you will learn

The first four lessons are completely free. Give Getting started a try before buying it.

I designed Getting started so that you will be able to work on your data right away.

  • How to work productively with R, RStudio, and the popular Tidyverse
  • How to import and prepare your data
  • How to do basics and advanced statistics
  • How to make beautiful plots
  • How to make your code future-proof
  • How to dive deeper into R

What Getting started is

  • Getting started is for everyone, regardless of your field (you do not need to be an economist) and experience with R and writing code
  • Getting started does not just teach you the basics of R. Getting started also teaches you how to work productively with R, and how to learn more by yourself post-completion. Busy people need to work productively — today, but also tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
  • Getting started is built upon my personal knowledge and experience. I wrote my first line of R code in 2014 during my PhD. I learned R all by myself. Getting started is the resources I wish I had when I got started in 2014. When you are a busy person, you do not have the luxury to spend years learning by trial-and-error.
  • Getting started teaches you how to use R in real life. Things often do not go according to plan. In a good introduction, you learn how to recover quickly when it happens.
  • Getting started is built so that you can easily get back to it post-completion. Use it as a reference point.
  • Getting started is text-based so that you can search its content easily. Videos are great, but they are not searchable.
  • Getting started is enjoyable and rewarding. Writing code is great, learning is great. And R, RStudio and the Tidyverse are also great!

What Getting started is not

  • Getting started is not a comprehensive introductory course. You will learn what you need to use R productively. No more, no less.
  • Getting started is not a crash course. We will not cut corners.
  • Getting started is not long, but it is not short either. When you are a busy person, it makes sense to take one extra hour today to learn something that will save a lot more hours tomorrow.

They enjoyed the course

A big shout out to Olivier Simard-Casanova

I took his Getting Started in R course. While I’m not a beginner, it was helpful to revise the basics again; I got a lot out of the two-day course. My R coding skills and confidence have improved as a result, and I learnt many new code management techniques I hadn’t considered previously.

I recommend the course to anyone wanting to begin or improve their R coding.

Paul Ward, 28 August 2023, Mastodon

Buy now

The first four lessons are completely free. Give Getting started a try before buying it.

Lessons

Learn at your own pace

I am here in real time to guide and to help you

Personalized time schedule & experience

USD 350

Workshop

Two days to get started with R

Personalized time schedule & experience

USD 600

1-to-1

The workshop, tailored for you

USD 2,000

Interested in a group purchase, for instance for your team or class? Let’s discuss on a free Microsoft Teams call.

Online workshop: Book a seat

Based on the 17 lessons, the online workshop is a two-days long workshop where I guide you through the course in real time.

  • The workshop takes place in Microsoft Teams. In case of technical difficulties, we fall back to Zoom.
  • You will receive the Microsoft Teams link by email a few days before the session.
  • No refunds. If you cannot attend the session you have bought a seat for, you will be able to attend another one, free of charge.

Paris time

Schedule (in local time):

  • Day 1: 9h – 17h30
  • Day 2: 9h – 17h30
  • Multiple breaks included
  • Getting started with R for busy people – Paris time #5 – 20 & 21 December 2023

    In stock
    $400.00
  • Getting started with R for busy people – Paris time #6 – 1 & 2 February 2024

    In stock
    $600.00

Eastern time

Schedule (in local time):

  • Day 1: 8am – 4:30pm (8h – 16h30)
  • Day 2: 8am – 4:30pm (8h – 16h30)
  • Multiple breaks included
  • Getting started with R for busy people – Eastern time #4 – 30 November & 1 December 2023

    In stock
    $400.00
  • Getting started with R for busy people – Eastern time #5 – 18 & 19 January 2024

    In stock
    $600.00
  • Getting started with R for busy people – Eastern time #6 – 15 & 16 February 2024

    In stock
    $600.00

1-to-1

1-to-1 is a fully tailored version of the online workshop. It is just you and me, on your schedule.

  • We begin with a free video call. The call will help me understand your needs and constraints.
  • Once you schedule the video call, you will receive a Microsoft Teams link by email.
  • If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help.

Perks

When buying access to the course, you unlock multiple perks: