Software tutorial/Getting started

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  • In this tutorial, any line beginning with the # character is a comment and is ignored by R. I use these comments to show the expected output from R.
  • Any line beginning with the > character indicates the R command prompt. You can copy and paste from this tutorials, but don't paste in the ">" character. Later on we will omit this character.


So start RStudio and type the following:

# This is how to start the main help system in R
> help.start()

The above line starts the web-browser on your computer and shows you the Help system for R. You can click on the links to get different levels of help.