R workshop

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is primarily used by economists to present and display data. It is a robust tool used to present and support different hypotheses, run regression, test for irregularities in data and to create graphs.

Please bring your own laptop to the workshop.


Downloading the software

Users must download and install the software in this order:

  1. download and install R
  2. download and install RStudio

Uses of R

How to use R as a calculator

How to create graphs and visual representation using R

How to import data into R

How to run a regression

How to export regression tables

Commands for common tests & transformations

For additional resources:

Visit the R Project for Statistical Computing website.



Datasets: Stata & Excel