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## How do I learn to program in R?

No one starting point will serve all beginners, but here are 6 ways to begin learning R.

- Install , RStudio, and R packages like the tidyverse.
- Spend an hour with A Gentle Introduction to Tidy Statistics In R.
- Start coding using RStudio.
- Publish your work with R Markdown.
- Learn about some power tools for development.

## How long does it take to learn R?

If you have experience in any programming language, it takes 7 days to learn R programming spending at least 3 hours a day. If you are a beginner, it takes 3 weeks to learn R programming. In the second week, learn concepts like how to create, append, subset datasets, lists, join.

**Where can I practice R programming?**

One of the best ways to learn R by doing is through the following (online) tutorials:

- DataCamp’s free introduction to R tutorial and the follow-up course Intermediate R programming.
- The swirl package, a package with offline interactive R coding exercises.
- On edX you can take Introduction to R Programming by Microsoft.

**What is covariance in R?**

In R programming, covariance can be measured using cov() function. Covariance is a statistical term used to measures the direction of the linear relationship between the data vectors.

### How hard is R programming?

R is known for being hard to learn. This is in large part because R is so different to many programming languages. The syntax of R, unlike languages like Python, is very difficult to read. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you have the knowledge and mindset you need to explore more difficult concepts.

### Is coding in R Difficult?

**Can I learn R with no programming experience?**

Yes. At Dataquest, we’ve had many learners start with no coding experience and go on to get jobs as data analysts, data scientists, and data engineers. R is a great language for programming beginners to learn, and you don’t need any prior experience with code to pick it up.