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Getting Started with RAn Introduction for Biologists$
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Andrew Beckerman, Dylan Childs, and Owen Petchey

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198787839

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787839.001.0001

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Getting and Getting Acquainted with R

Getting and Getting Acquainted with R

(p.1) 1 Getting and Getting Acquainted with R
Getting Started with R

Andrew P. Beckerman

Dylan Z. Childs

Owen L. Petchey

Oxford University Press

Learn how to download R and RStudio from the Internet, and why it’s a good idea to work with RStudio. Then have a play with R, to get acquainted. You will use R as a big, fancy calculator to do some cool mathematics. Then you learn how to write a script of instructions (also known as code) for R, how to obtain and use add-on packages in R, and how to get help. Solidify your learning by attempting three short exercises. Finally, we give a few tips on how to become even better friends with R and RStudio.

Keywords:   R, RStudio, download, mathematics, code, script, package, help

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