RStudio Cheat Sheets

The cheat sheets below make it easy to learn about and use some of our favorite packages. From time to time, we will add new cheat sheets to the gallery. If you’d like us to drop you an email when we do, let us know by clicking the button to the right.

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Data Import Cheat Sheet

The Data Import cheat sheet reminds you how to read in flat files with, work with the results as tibbles, and reshape messy data with tidyr. Use tidyr to reshape your tables into tidy data, the data format that works the most seamlessly with R and the tidyverse. Updated 01/17.


Data Transformation Cheat Sheet

dplyr provides a grammar for manipulating tables in R. This cheat sheet will guide you through the grammar, reminding you how to select, filter, arrange, mutate, summarise, group, and join data frames and tibbles. (Previous version) Updated 01/17.


Sparklyr Cheat Sheet

Sparklyr provides an R interface to Apache Spark, a fast and general engine for processing Big Data.  With sparklyr, you can connect to a local or remote Spark session, use dplyr to manipulate data in Spark, and run Spark’s built in machine learning algorithms. Updated 01/17.


R Markdown Cheat Sheet

R Markdown is an authoring format that makes it easy to write reusable reports with R. You combine your R code with narration written in markdown (an easy-to-write plain text format) and then export the results as an html, pdf, or Word file. You can even use R Markdown to build interactive documents and slideshows. Updated 02/16. (Old Version).


RStudio IDE Cheat Sheet

The RStudio IDE is the most popular integrated development environment for R. Do you want to write, run, and debug your own R code? Work collaboratively on R projects with version control? Build packages or create documents and apps? No matter what you do with R, the RStudio IDE can help you do it faster. This cheat sheet will guide you through the most useful features of the IDE, as well as the long list of keyboard shortcuts built into the RStudio IDE. Updated 01/16.


Shiny Cheat Sheet

If you’re ready to build interactive web apps with R, say hello to Shiny. This cheat sheet provides a tour of the Shiny package and explains how to build and customize an interactive app. Be sure to follow the links on the sheet for even more information. Updated 01/16.


Data Visualization Cheat Sheet

The ggplot2 package lets you make beautiful and customizable plots of your data. It implements the grammar of graphics, an easy to use system for building plots. See for detailed examples. Updated 11/16.


Package Development Cheat Sheet

The devtools package makes it easy to build your own R packages, and packages make it easy to share your R code. Supplement this cheat sheet with, Hadley’s book on package development. Updated 01/15.


R Markdown Reference Guide

R Markdown marries together three pieces of software: markdown, knitr, and pandoc. This five page guide lists each of the options from markdown, knitr, and pandoc that you can use to customize your R Markdown documents. Updated 10/14.


Contributed Cheatsheets

These cheatsheets have been generously contributed by R Users.

Base R

Vectors, Matrices, Lists, Data Frames, Functions and more in base R by Mhairi McNeill. Updated 03/15.


Advanced R

Environments, data Structures, Functions, Subsetting and more by Arianne Colton and Sean Chen. Updated 02/16.


Regular Expressions

Basics of regular expressions and pattern matching in R by Ian Kopacka. Updated 09/16.


How big is your graph?

Graph sizing with base R by  by Stephen Simon. Updated 10/16.


The eurostat package

R tools to access the eurostat database, by rOpenGov. Updated 03/17.


The survminer package

Elegant survival plots, by Przemyslaw Biecek. Updated 03/17.



Chinese Translations – 中文翻译

Ke Zhang has provided Chinese translations of the Sparklyr Cheatsheet: one in Simplified Chinese and one in Traditional Chinese.

Dutch Translations – Nederlandse Vertaling

Gern Huijberts has provided Dutch translations of the Data Wrangling, Package Development, Data Visualization, and R Markdown cheatsheets.

French Translations – Traductions Françaises

Vincent Guyader and Diane Beldame of ThinkR have provided French translations of the RStudio IDE,  Data Visualization, Data Wrangling, and Shiny cheatsheets.

German Translations – Deutsch Übersetzungen

Italian Translations – Traduzioni Italiane

Angelo Salatino of Knowledge Media Institute has provided Italian translations of the Package Development, R Markdown, and RStudio IDE cheatsheets.

Japanese Translations – 日本語翻訳

Korean Translations – 한국어 로 번역

Victor Lee of xwMOOC has provided a Korean translation of the Package Development and R Markdown cheatsheets.

Portuguese Translations – tradução para português

Augusto Queiroz de Macedo has provided Portuguese translations of the Data Visualization, Data Wrangling, and RStudio IDE cheatsheets.

Spanish Translations – Traducciones en español

Vietnamese Translations – Bản dịch tiếng Việt

Anh Hoang Duc and Duc Pham of have provided Vietnamese translations of the Data Visualization, Data Wrangling, R Markdown, Shiny, Package Development, and Base R cheatsheets.

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