Organizing a Data Analysis

The Data Analysis course at Coursera makes a interesting lecture about organizing a Data Analysis. Turn our project organized gives you more control about your project. There are free resources that gives you guidelines about how make your project organized. One of this resource published at R-statistics blog discuss about how managing a statistical analysis project. Another resource was published at ProjectTemplate is a software integrated with R that help you to turn your project organized.

Here is a summary of the guidelines:

Create each one of this package,  create sub-packages and put them the corresponding files.


  •  Raw data
  •  Processed data


  •  Exploratory figures
  •  Final figures

R code

  • Raw scripts
  • Final scripts
  • R Markdown files (optional)


  •  Readme files
  • Text of analysis

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