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Getting Started in R

An 8 page PDF "Getting Started in R" Guide.


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


  • 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 curiosity to learn more :)

Try it now!

  1. Downloaded (
  2. Unzip this file.
  3. Open the "Getting-Started-in-R.pdf" to get started.
  4. Enjoy :)

A big thank you to the reviewers and contributors.