2.9 Additional files available online

This book has a GitHub repository at https://github.com/smach/R4JournalismBook. I’ll give you detailed instructions for downloading all the files in Chapter 5. But if you’d like to take a sneak peek before then, you can take a look now. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with GitHub, or the git system it’s based upon. A “GitHub repository” is just a software project that includes a robust way of tracking changes in files, making it easy for many people to work on a project at the same time. You won’t need to know specifics of how git and GitHub work in order to download and use the book’s files.