1 Welcome

Hello! This is the ebook version of the four-week online R Bootcamp. This website is not an exact replica of the video tutorials, but it offers links to resources and more recent updates compared to the videos. Additionally, the written format and organized table of contents are designed to help users find the information needed quickly. In the past, some have found this feature useful.

The Bootcamp is designed for newcomers to R or programming in general. Our learning objectives for this program are twofold. Firstly, to become confident users of R; and secondly, to understand how R works as a language.

The ultimate goal is to utilize R for problem solving, skills that are in high demand in today’s job market. In our case, problem solving involves formulating a problem, converting the solutions into R code, and then evaluating the outcomes. It entails breaking down the problem into smaller, manageable subtasks, tackling each of them, and integrating them back together to form a complete system.

Let’s dive in!