Getting Started with Rstudio

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Install R and RStudio on your desktop, or use the new cloud-based solution that allows anyone to learn R, directly from your browser.

Know the 10 most important things that 99% of R programmers should know about the RStudio IDE Interface.

Be able to explain what R packages are, how to install and load them, from CRAN and Github, into the R session, and create interactive HTML widgets.

The estimated workload is 1 hour.
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn everything you need to know to get started with RStudio IDE, including how to install RStudio onto your Windows, MAC or Linux machine, how to use RStudio Cloud, a lightweight, cloud-based version of RStudio, how to start creating R projects, install and load R packages, as well as display interactive maps, graphs and tables with 1 line of code. This course is perfect if you want to start learning R programming with RStudio: the Premiere IDE for R Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • R Programming

  • Rstudio

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Install R and Get started with RStudio on your desktop, whether you have Windows, MAC or Linux.

  2. Sign up for free and get started using RStudio with the new cloud-based solution of RStudio that allows anyone to do, share, teach and learn R, directly from your browser

  3. Go over RStudio layout, features, window panes and other configuration options available within RStudio IDE

  4. Learn more about R packages, what they are, how to install and load them, from CRAN and Github, into the R session.

  5. Enter commands to create and display interactive graphs, maps and tables with 1 line of code

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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Frequently asked questions

By purchasing a Guided Project, you'll get everything you need to complete the Guided Project including access to a cloud desktop workspace through your web browser that contains the files and software you need to get started, plus step-by-step video instruction from a subject matter expert.

Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.

Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.

You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.

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At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.

Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.

You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.

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