Introduction to R, a video series by Google

Posted to Software  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Google released a 21-part short video series that introduces R. Most of the videos are about two minutes, with none of them going over six, and each one is a on focused task or concept. So this could be a good way to start. Just open R, start a video, and follow along.

Here’s the first video in the series. It shows you how to write a simple script and navigate:

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