Getting started with R
There are hundreds of websites that can help you learn the language. Here’s how you can use some of the best to become a productive R programmer.
Start by downloading R and RStudio.
Once you have downlaoded R and Rstudio, there are several ways to get acquainted with R. One way is to study the “official” R manual. In addition, you can learn R using a free interactive R tutorial by DataCamp.
A protocol for data exploration
A good starter for analyzing ecological data can be found in Zuur et al. (2010). The authors give a protocol for data exploration to avoid common statistical problems.