2.1 What we’ll cover

  • Downloading and installing the software you need
  • A tour of RStudio, including some useful tips
  • Writing your first code
  • Installing packages that add functionality to R
  • Getting help

If you already have R on your computer and are comfortable using RStudio, you may want to just skim this chapter or even skip ahead to Chapter 3. Otherwise, follow along to get your system set up for R.