Getting Started in R -- Tinyverse Edition
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Getting Started in R

An eight-page pdf guide for "Getting Started in R".


To create a short guide that gives a quick overview and introduction to R.


  • Using a practical approach of showing how to do things immediately using realistic examples and a real life dataset.
  • Avoiding technical details where possible.
  • Making it fun and interesting.

For whom?

  • Beginners.
  • Data scientists, statisticians, programmers, ... who want to get a flavour of R.
  • Those who want a quick refresher guide to R.
  • The curious.


  • After reading the guide, following the examples and doing exercises you will learn how to manipulate, visualise and summarise data.
  • Hopefully you will have the curiousity to learn more :)

Try it now!

  1. Clone this repo; or download the pdf and R code individually; or download the zip file !
  2. The repository and the zip file contain an RStudio Project file.
  3. Open the Project file, or Getting-Started-in-R.pdf, or the R code to get started.
  4. Enjoy :)


This is modified version of Getting-Started-in-R by Saghir Bashir, with a careful focus on dependency use which we refer to as The Tinyverse.


A big thank you to the reviewers and contributors.




Saghir Bashir and Dirk Eddelbuettel