My list of open-source R resources is ever growing so I thought it nice to share them publicly. There are separate overviews for Python Resources, SQL Resources, and general Data Science, Machine Learning, & Statistics Resources. If you have additions, please comment below or contact me!

LAST UPDATED: 20-10-2017

R Basics

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Introductory Books:

Online Courses: Introductory & Advanced:

Style Guides:

Data Visualization in R

Interactive / HTML widgets:



  • coefplot – visualizes model statistics
  • quantmod – candlestick financial charts
  • colorspace – HSL based color palettes
  • viridis – Matplotlib viridis color pallete for R
  • munsell – Munsell color palettes for R.
  • Cairo – high-quality display output
  • igraph – Network Analysis and Visualization
  • lattice – Trellis graphics
  • rgl – interactive 3D plots
  • corrplot – graphical display of a correlation matrix
  • googleVis – Google Charts API
  • plotROC – interactive ROC plots
  • extrafont – fonts in R graphics
  • showtext – text using system fonts
  • animation – animated graphics using ImageMagick.
  • misc3d – 3d plots, isosurfaces, etc.
  • xkcd – xkcd style graphics
  • imager – CImg library to work with images

Dashboards & Shiny

Regular Expressions in R

R Markdown

R Database Linking

Data Science / Machine Learning / Statistical Learning (general)

Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Text Mining / Text Analytics

Time series

Survival analysis

Geographical / Spatial mapping

Other applications

R Development

R Optimization

R Help, Connect, & Inspiration

R Jobs