Top 50 R resources on Novel COVID-19 Coronavirus: an up-to-date collection of links on the subject.

R Basics

R language definition



R cheat sheets

R Blogs

R-bloggers: the nexus of all things R.

R Views: an R community blog edited by RStudio.

RStudio Blog

Hadley Wickham: no introduction necessary.

Mountain Doodles: a blog about R with a Canadian flavor. From one of the authors of cansim and cancensus R packages.

Spatial Data and GIS

CRAN Task View: Analysis of Spatial Data. CRAN page with links to all tools CRAN has for working with spatial data.

OpenStreetMap (OSM) data: sources of geospatial data from the OpenStreetMap project.

GADM: Global Administrative Areas Database. The goal is to map the administrative areas of all countries, at all levels of sub-division at high spatial resolution. Very R-friendly: stores data as .rds files formatted for sf and sp packages, in the Geopackage (.gpkg) format, as shapefiles (.shp), and as KMZ files.

Canadian GIS: a collection of Canadian GIS and geospatial resources.

Statistics Canada 2016 Census Boundary files: Statistics Canada official geospatial data repository.

CensusMapper: an API and an online tool to create interactive custom maps based on Statistics Canada census data. CensusMapper API is used in the cancensus R package.

Geocomputation with R: an excellent (and very up-to-date) textbook on using R to work with geospatial data. Has a freely available online version and a print version. a website and blog about using R to analyze spatial and spatio-temporal data.

GeoPackage: open source, free, cross-platform, easy to use, and compact format for geospatial information – a newer, better alternative to shapefiles.

Bounding Box Tool: just what it says on the tin. Can be very handy when you are making maps and need coordinates for your bounding box.