General help

Online help

I have been programming in R for years and still find myself Googling how to do basic things that I’ve forgotten about. Other times, I encounter new coding problems where I can’t quite come up with a good solution.


Fortunately there are tons of online resources to help you. The most important is StackOverflow (a Q&A site with hundreds of thousands of answers to all sorts of programming questions). I will point to others as the semester advances.

Helpers and Templates

  • RMarkdown Cheatsheet An overview of Markdown and RMarkdown conventions.
  • RStudio Cheatsheets Other quick guides, including a more comprehensive RMarkdown reference and a information about using RStudio’s IDE, and some of the main tools in R.