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Methods Resources


  • ShareLaTeX. This online LaTeX editor is a quick and easy way to get started in LaTeX. 
  • LaTeX Wikibook.  Make your LaTeX coding experience awesome by having this open while you code. There’s an endless array of customization options, and this easily searchable text is a great way to find and implement them.
  • LaTex/Presentations Wikibook. Don’t stop with your documents. Make fancy Beamer presentations. Your equations will look awesome.
  • Harden’s Guide. Jeff Harden over at UNC has a great introductory tutorial for getting started on an article. This is a great place to start.

Get R

  • R-Project Website. Choose your mirror site and then install the base program. Easy.
  • RStudio. This integrated development interface (IDE) is the workhourse graphical user interface (GUI) program for R.

R Tutorials

  • DataCamp offers a number of very good free tutorials for R. There is also a series of premium tutorials, including R for Stata users. These are subscription-based, and the current price is $25/month.
  • R Tutorials at UNLV’s Lynda Portal. These two courses are free to UNLV students and faculty. Simply use your ACE login to get started. These use R/RStudio. You can follow along and access example files. This is a very good intro for the purposes of applied social science. 

R Resources

  • Google’s R Style Guide. Write code like a champ. This protects replicability and makes your code easier to share or repurpose. 
  • Chart of R Colors. Make cool graphs. Use colors. The codes and swatches are here.
  • CRAN Task Views. R can do anything. Find out how to do anything in R using this nicely organized list of packages.
  • It’s Crantasic! Here’s another way to keep up with the seemingly endless and growing list of R packages.