This book is a basic introduction to data analytics with R. It is designed for Boston College’s Data Analytics in Practice (ISYS3340). To start, download and install R and RStudio from the following links:

Once you install R and RStudio, create a new R project and save it into a directory of your choice (but not in your “Downloads” directory).

To do so, go to File->New project and follow the instructions. Name your project isys3340R. Within that project, create two new folders (by clicking on the Files tab and then on New Folder):

  • Rmd: a folder that will store your R Markdown files and R code
  • data: a folder that will store the datasets we will use for this class.

Enjoy the workbook!

Do not forget to explore the relevant R Cheatsheet

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