The R Penn Group (RPG) presented by the Research Data & Digital Scholarship team at Penn Libraries is an initiative that meets to discuss, learn, and collaborate on topics and projects related to statistics, mapping, data wrangling, visualization, and analysis with R programming language through hands-on problem-solving.
We meet on every 2nd Thursday of the month (Feb 2 | March 2. | April 13.) from 12PM-1PM at the Collaborative Classroom (Room 113, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center) for open-ended exploration of the ways in which the R programming language can enhance our academic pursuits. We look forward to seeing you there! All skill levels are welcome.
Several options are available for software access:
Penn Libraries has negotiated a campus-wide premium license for Dataquest, the scaffolded online learning platform with a full catalog of interactive courses; skill paths such as data visualization, machine learning, and data scraping and career paths using Python, R, PowerBI, and Tableau. You learn by doing, completing exercises and getting immediate feedback directly in the browser. To activate your premium account, please complete the form below.
R is a popular open-source language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. These are some resources to help you get started learning R.
Appointments are available with our statistics software consultant for R, Stata, SPSS, and Python. Make an appointment via the Penn Libraries Technology Consultation Appointment page : select "Stata, R and Other Statistical Software" for available appointments.
The R community has developed numerous programs that add functionality to R. Below are a few popular and useful packages.