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Mastering RStudio: Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R

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Mastering RStudio: Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R

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Overview of this book

RStudio helps you to manage small to large projects by giving you a multi-functional integrated development environment, combined with the power and flexibility of the R programming language, which is becoming the bridge language of data science for developers and analyst worldwide. Mastering the use of RStudio will help you to solve real-world data problems. This book begins by guiding you through the installation of RStudio and explaining the user interface step by step. From there, the next logical step is to use this knowledge to improve your data analysis workflow. We will do this by building up our toolbox to create interactive reports and graphs or even web applications with Shiny. To collaborate with others, we will explore how to use Git and GitHub and how to build your own packages to ensure top quality results. Finally, we put it all together in an interactive dashboard written with R.
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Mastering RStudio – Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R
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The R Markdown interface

After our first steps with R Markdown and our sample report, it is time to take a closer look at the R Markdown interface within the RStudio IDE.

Inspecting the R Markdowns panes

In the following screenshot, you can easily see that three panes play a role in the creation process of R Markdown documents:

We already know the Files pane, where the code and text of the report can be created. As recommended, the output of the .Rmd file is shown in the Viewer pane. Next to the console pane is the R Markdown console, where you inspect the processing and creation of the .Rmd file. If there are any code errors in your R Markdown file, the execution will be stopped and two new buttons will appear in the right corner.

While the Output window shows the normal processing until reaching the first error, the Issues window shows only the respective errors and the associated line, where the error seems to be.

Explaining the R Markdown File pane settings

In the File pane, various settings...