Hi! I'm Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio, and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University, and Rice University. I build tools (computational and cognitive) that make data science easier, faster, and more fun. I’m from New Zealand but I currently live in Houston, TX with my partner and two dogs.
If you’d like to learn more about what I do, and how to use R effectively, I’d recommend starting with one of my books:
R for Data Science, with Garrett Grolemund, introduces the key tools for doing data science with R.
ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis shows you how to use ggplot2 to create graphics that help you understand your data.
Advanced R helps you master R as a programming language, teaching you what makes R tick.
R packages teaches good software engineering practices for R, using packages for bundling, documenting, and testing your code.
I also teach in person workshops from time-to-time; see the RStudio workshops page for more details.
Most of my work is in the form of open source R code, which you can find on my github. You can roughly divide my work into three categories: tools for data science, tools for data import, and software engineering tools.