Resources for R and Data Science

by Julie Lowndes

Conducting an Ocean Health Index assessment requires collaborative coding in R, and we are often asked for the best way to learn R as well as other data science concepts and tools. There are many great resources available but here are some of the free, online resources we have found helpful as we’ve been learning:

Our OHI team has also created materials to help teach these concepts.


Also check out our publication Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools (Lowndes et al. 2017, Nature Ecology and Evolution). An accompanying website lists media coverage of our publication, including a Q&A interview in Nature.

We also have a list of references in the academic literature and media discussing the importance of open data science tools in science.