Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations


Introduction to R

This guide is suitable for new R-users or advanced level R-users looking for information on specific topics. It was created using R version 3.2.2. You can find the most recent copy of R from the the R website: Download R. If your computer already has R, make sure that it is R3.0.2 or higher in order to run some packages, especially Swirl, which we use later in the guide.