I encourage all of my students to use free R software in their research. Below are some resources I find helpful for learning and using R.
The Beginner’s Creed.
Getting started: The link here has all you need to get started with R and software to edit scripts (Rstudio).
R and hydrology: Blog with a comprehensive list of links is here.
R scripts with tips and tricks
Plots, including sub and superscripts in axis titles. Plotting in R is easy, with some tricky bits in formatting axis titles…
htmlTable example. htmlTable lets you put the results you generate in R directly into an html format, which you then convert to word format. No more re-entering data into a Word document! To import into Word:
Plot gallery with code on how to create them using R’s ggplot package.
Barplots with base graphics.
Summary sheet for data management with dply, tidyr.
Hydrologic analysis in R
Hydroinformatics course with examples
Watershed Analysis Exercises
These are exercises for GEOG 576, Watershed Analysis.
Exercise 1: Watershed delineation
Exercise 2: Introduction to R, and rainfall data analysis in R
Exercise 3: Loading and analysis of DAYMET data in R (no access to offline data).
Exercise 4: Loading analysis of USGS streamflow data
Exercise 5: Flow duration curve analysis
Exercise 6: Water quality data analysis
Install R and R studio. Follow Steps 1-4 at: https://swirlstats.com/students.html
Note that they refer to the “Console” in RStudio—it’s the window in the lower-left corner when you start RStudio:
Introduction to R and Rstudio for beginners: Paths and variables