(This article was first published on

**Minding the Brain**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)I often find myself giving people suggestions about how to learn R, so I decided to put together a flow chart. This is geared toward typical psychology or cognitive science researchers planning to do basic data analysis in R. This is how to get started — it won’t make you an expert, but it should get you past your SPSS/Excel addiction. One day I’ll expand it to include advanced topics.

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