Getting started

Getting started in R is easy! R and many helpful tools are open source and free for anyone to use. To start out, you will need to download and install the latest version of R. To make working in R easier, we recommend then installing RStudio.

Here is a list of resources to help you get started:

Free online R training:

USGS Online Resources

To learn more about how to schedule a training, visit the USGS-R training homepage.

Help using R

USGS R resources

For R developers and contributors

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