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Further Reading

Now that you have R installed, you might be wondering what you can do with it?

You've entered a whole world of programming with data. The R community is especially welcoming and vibrant, so no matter who you are, or what your background, you'll find a warm welcome awaits.

R users are often to be found on Mastodon using the '#rstats' hashtag. It's also worth dropping by the Posit Community site for help with R, particularly as it relates to any of Posit's many open source packages.

Understanding the basics


We think the best place to start is by working through the exercises in the book R for Data Science (often just referred to as "R4DS"). You can buy a physical copy of the book, but you can also read the whole thing online, for free!


Another great book that's more statistics-heavy that you can read for free online is, "Statistical Inference via Data Science: A ModernDive into R and the Tidyverse" (you can just call this one "ModernDive").

Learning Statistics with R

Learning Statistics with R

For experienced programmers

A good place to start might be the "learn X in Y minutes" overview.

For experienced R programmers

Hadley Wickham's Advanced R is also available online.