Are you an Excel user who would like to learn how to make advanced charts: panel charts, conditional format, dot plot, box plots with or without points, and fully annotated histogram charts like these?
Learn R Toolkit Download
The Learn R Toolkit includes 5 modules, 80 files with 150 mb. To ensure that the download works efficiently, I have subdivided it into 5 sections, one zip file per module.
I have organized the PowerPoint files, videos and scripts to be located in the C:\Learn_R\ directory. Each module should be located in a subdirectory of the C:\Learn_R\ directory.
Once you have downloaded each zip file, you should see a screen like the one below:
You will need to Extract the Zip file to your hard drive. Press the Extract menu (or equivalent). It will bring up a window where you specify the folder where the files should be placed. You can now create a C:\Learn_R folder by pressing the yellow folder icon to the right of the Extract to address box. This will bring up a new Create Folder window. Enter the C:\Learn_R \ here. Then press OK. Note - you only have to create the folder once, for the later zip files you can simply select the C:\Learn_R folder.
How to View Introduction & Modules
Once you have created your C:/LearnR folder and unzipped your module, you will want to view the module. Navigate to the C:/LearnR folder, select the sub folder (Introduction, Module 1,etc) and then select the PowerPoint file in that folder. Once the file loads in PowerPoint, be sure to put the slideshow in full screen Presentation mode. I have embedded the videos in the PPT slideshow. When you advance to a slide that introduces a video, click inside the large box that shows the 1st screen of the video to start it.
D Kelly O'Day http://chartsgraphs.wordpress.com