Last week, I found out an amazing course to learn R. The course introduces students to the very basics of R from running simple functions to manipulating datasets and creating graphs. Moreover, the course is designed for people with very little or no programming experience at all. The course contains 30 videos and 30 exercises to learn to use R. The first difference with other courses is its developer: Annika Salzberg, a biology undergraduate at Haverford College majoring in biology. The name of the course is “R for the intimidated”, which is free at DataCamp.


The course is very easy to follow and explain the more important parts. The structure of the course has the following chapters:

  1. Introduction to Course and RStudio
  2. Getting Started With Data Structures in R
  3. Installing Packages, Importing and Cleaning Data
  4. Data Visualization Techniques
  5. Data Manipulation
  6. Final Project