The goal of this text is to help you get started working with tabular data using the syntactic approach of so-called Tidyverse tools. More specifically, we describe various examples for how to use functions from Tidyverse packages to perform common operations around data tables by analyzing storms and hurricanes in the North Atlantic.

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I am assuming that you have both R or RStudio installed in your computer. If this is not the case, you can take a look at Breaking the Ice with R



You can cite this work as:

Sanchez, G. (2022) Analyzing Tropical Storms with Tidyverse Tools. https://www.gastonsanchez.com/R-tidy-hurricanes

My Series of R Tutorials

This manuscript is part of a series of texts that I’ve written about Programming and Data Analysis in R:

  • Breaking the Ice with R: Getting Started with R and RStudio


  • Tidy Hurricanes: Analyzing Tropical Storms with Tidyverse Tools


  • R Coding Basics: An Introduction to the Basics of Coding in R


  • Rolling Dice: Exploring Simulations in Games of Chance with R


  • Web Technologies in R: A Short Introduction to Web Technologies in R



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