Lesson 1: Getting Started: Basic R

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Our main goal here is to become familiar with basic operations in R. We'll be using Chapter 1 of Essential R.

Learning objectives & outcomes

Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • enter a small vector of data using the function c()
  • retrieve mean, standard deviation, and other summary data
  • use the indexing operator, [], to access parts of a data vector
  • retrieve previous commands using the arrow keys

Data and R Code Files

The R code file for this chapter can be found here or in the "Code Files" folder. This chapter does not require external data.