R for Computational Social Science

R is a very powerful and flexible statistics package and programming language. It can be used for classical statistical modeling, including more advanced models such as multilevel and time series models. Through various packages, it can also be used for things like text analysis, web/API scraping, network analysis, etc.

We  host a repository for R tutorials at ccs-amsterdam/r-course-material. We also warmly recommend the (free) book R for data science

We have developed some packages for text analysis, most notably: