Now that you installed RStudio, learned about assignments and wrote some basic code, there’s nothing stopping you from becoming a journocoder!
To get a deeper understanding of how R stores your data, we’re now going to take a closer look at data structures in R, starting with a central concept: Vectors.
Working with vectors
In the last tutorial, we downloaded R and set up our workplace. Now, we’re all set to start typing some basic commands. Let’s get right to it!
At journocode, we’re starting out with an intro to the tool we rely on most right now: The statistical programming language R. “R: A Language for Data Analysis and Graphics” is mostly used in statistics, but is very useful for journalists working with data as well.
— Timo Grossenbacher (@grssnbchr) 22. Oktober 2015
You can install R here. Since it is open source, there are tons of packages with additional functions and possibilities. We will show you how to find and install them in the next chapters.