Initial chapters of this guide were developed by Saranjeet Kaur Bhogal, in a project funded by the R Foundation, mentored by Heather Turner and Michael Lawrence. It draws on documentation and articles written by the R Core Team.

This guide has benefited from contributions and reviews by the following (names are in alphabetical order):

Bettina Gruen, Carol Willing, Gabriel Becker, Kara Woo, Lluis Revilla Sancho, Maya Gans, Michael Chirico, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Toby Dylan Hocking.