Chris Chapman and Elea McDonnell Feit
Chapter 1: Welcome to R
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Dr. Chris Chapman is a Senior Quantitative Experience Researcher for the Google Cloud Platform, based in the Seattle office.
Dr. Elea McDonnell Feit is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Drexel University and a Senior Fellow of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative.
“R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.” http://www.r-project.org/about.html
R is not:
Like learning a non-computer human language, R takes time, practice, patience, and application to real problems.
If it's hard to learn, why is it worth it?
For some users, R is too much. If you don't like programming, you likely will not like R. On the other hand:
And perhaps most importantly:
At a minimum:
RStudio is free and will make your life much easier! To use RStudio, first install R and then install RStudio separately.
Make sure R and RStudio are up and running on your systems!
Once it is working for everyone, we'll start with the language.