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 workhorse graphical user interface (GUI) program for R.
  • RStudio Cloud. This is a hosted version of RStudio in the cloud that makes it easy for professionals, hobbyists, trainers, teachers and students to do, share, teach and learn data science using R. Create your analyses using RStudio directly from your browser – there is no software to install and nothing to configure on your computer.

R Tutorials

  • 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.

2 Replies to “Methods Resources”

  1. For lady professor Rebecca Gill, interviewed last yesterday Sunday on Weekend on BBC by Paul Henley..
    On behalf of David Dieguez, Spaniard listener

    Dear lady professor,
    Do you think you could send me the syllabus you use with your students or recommend me anotheer one?.

    You can call me David as I’m only 54.

    David Dieguez

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