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Working with the RStudio IDE (Part 1)

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Garrett Grolemund
Garrett Grolemund

Garrett is the author of Hands-On Programming with R and R for Data Science from O'Reilly Media. He is a Data Scientist at RStudio and holds a Ph.D. in Statistics, but specializes in teaching. He's taught people how to use R at over 50 government agencies, small businesses, and multi-billion dollar global companies; and he's designed RStudio's training materials for R, Shiny, dplyr and more and is a frequent contributor to the RStudio blog. He wrote the popular lubridate package for R.


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Course Description

In the first part of this two-part course on Working with the RStudio IDE, you will learn the basics of working with the RStudio IDE. You'll start by learning your way around the most important parts of the IDE, then get into the features of the IDE geared toward making you a more effective R programmer, and finish with a brief chapter on using RStudio projects for organizing and sharing your code with others.


In this brief chapter, you'll see how to use RStudio projects to organize and share your code with others. Projects come with many benefits, including the ability to keep all relevant files in one place and to easily search all of these files with a single command. You'll also be exposed to the Packrat system for package management and reproducibility.